The bond between a mother chimpanzee and her baby is the same as in humans. The mother supports her baby during her lifetime with her knowledge and skills. The female chimpanzee babies are seen to stay with their mother until they matured and sometimes even during their lifetime. Being with the mother chimpanzee allows the puppies to look after their younger siblings and gain the knowledge and skills they can use when they become mothers.
It is impossible to get the baby from a chimpanzee without killing her and even the adult group she is included in.
Kinali, who is the mother of Jane and Golge, was ruptured from her mother and abducted from West Africa for being sold as a pet. In that process her mother and other members of the group were probably killed. Kınali was confiscated in our country when she was about 1 year old and brought for care to FYZoo by Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. She could not gain her maternity skills due to her traumatic history and as she grew without getting to know the mother-child relationship.
Kinali gave birth in our park to Golge and Jane with whom you can meet in our young chimpanzee exhibit. Unfortunately, she was quite far from providing her babies with necessary care and diligence.
Her first baby, Golge, was born in 2015. The FYZoo Animal Care team made the necessary effort to make sure they live healthily. Her second baby, Jane, was born in 2017. In addition to the efforts of our FYZoo Animal Care team, Jane which was mothered during her babyhood by our veterinary was ensured to grow in a lovely environment.
Since chimpanzees are social species, it is very important that Golge and Jane grow together. The introduction and adaptation of two babies continued in this process. Now the two siblings share the same shelter. There are studies on progress to include Golge and Jane into our adult chimpanzee group. Thus you can see them from time to time with our adult group, including their mother Kınalı. Introduction is a delicate and long process, but we hope that it will result successfully!
The sales of exotic animals as pets is illegal in our country
As long as exotic animal trafficking and illegal hunting continue, we will keep hearing such sad stories. We welcome the support of our visitors and followers regarding this matter.
We wish you remember that any behavior that encourages the adoption of exotic animals as pets, and publications that lead them to be seen as pets, leads to the proliferation of what happened to Kinali and her babies.