Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Day 38 -- Chimpanzoo conference Day One

Spent the whole day today at the Chimpanzoo conference being held at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita. Didn't actually get out onto the zoo grounds until just before closing at 5PM. That's when the conference ice breaker (with munchies) was held at the chimp/orang exhibit.

The orangs at the zoo include our Kutai's mother and half brother. No resemblence with the mom, but the brother, Panji, looks a lot like Kutai did about 2-3 years ago. The two share the same dad (Inji's son). Panji is just starting to get his cheekpads. It's a little late in life, but until a year or so ago he was housed with a dominant male and that supressed his blossoming into a "cheekpadder." I'll get some photos when I can see him in the daylight.

That's it for now.

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