by Tim Ajax, Director
Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary
Some people monkey around a little, some people monkey around a lot, and then there's Tim. He's a prince among primates, presiding over hundreds of fellow bipeds in the often-brutal Texas outdoors. There's no ape escape for Tim and his crew, but no matter. They love to help macaques, baboons and vervets live out their lives with as much freedom as possible. And like peeling a banana, Tim's blogs take you to the good stuff inside — with a steady supplement of Texas weather updates, of course!
Loekey is settling well into his new surroundings. He has already started to have contact with the three boys in the enclosure next to him — McKenzie, Ollie, and Oscar. Oscar is the boss with a rather laid back attitude, although he does enjoy a game of chase and tag and is strongly protective of McKenzie. Ollie is the lowest ranking in the group. He really enjoys playing on the swing and often spends long periods swinging fast and high. Of the three, McKenzie is the most active and sociable and this past week I saw him grooming Loekey through the partition between the enclosures. This is encouraging.
Logan and Frankie continue to get along well. Both are active and very vocal. Logan’s appetite has increased greatly since his arrival and he always looks at me expectantly when I approach in the hope that I have a treat for him. I usually do. He particularly enjoys avocados and crunchy vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower.
Until next week,