Jealous Alpha Female Steals Baby Monkey From Foster Mom – Vervet Forest – Ep. 32


What’s up I’m Kyle and this is episode
32 of The Vervet Forest. On this episode Jeffrey and Christal head
over to the Koko troop intro enclosure. Trisha joins the boys over in the Gizmo troop
intro enclosure. The Goliath babies – Joby, DD and Jerry finally head out
into the troop with their foster mom Mrs. Gold We receive a new orphan baby monkey
named Lou. Kobe the ex-pet heads over to the D&D intro enclosure. and then Janet gets an update and the Saav babies finally make their way out into the troop
for real this time. The love affair between Trisha and Jeffrey has finally
come to an end and it’s all Christal’s fault. Well not really but you know. Did you see his little hand? He put his hand on my hand and was like no, no thank you. Jeffrey and Christal left Disneyland and
they headed over to the Koko troop intro enclosure. The two babies were a little unsettled by their new enclosure, but a ton of females showed up at the fence to check them out and even Jolie
and Peggy stopped by to say hi The two babies enjoyed exploring their
new digs, until a male vervet walked by outside of the fence and they both got a
little worried. But after he left, everything went back to normal and Christal and Jeffrey both seemed pretty
pleased to be in their new home. Trisha joined Benjamin Dylan and Pyewacket over
in the Gizmo troop intro enclosure. Tricia had absolutely no problem
assimilating into life with the three boys And she took very quickly to the
adoration of her foster mothers I know it’s been a while since I’ve
updated you on Jerry, Joby and DD who are over in Goliath troop, but they
finally had their big day. First out the door was Colleen and DD. Once outside Colleen stopped for a quick grooming session with Mandy and then they
headed off into the bush But DD didn’t stick with Colleen for
very long, she headed back over to the intro enclosure fence and paced back and
forth by the door she was probably wondering why the heck
Mrs. Gold and all of her friends were still inside the intro enclosure when
she was out here with all the big monkeys. Staff member Nelly then opened
up the door. Mrs. old scooped Jerry up onto her belly and Joby and DD
followed them close behind as they ran out into the main enclosure. Once out into the bush Mrs. Gold and the
babies took a break. Angelica came over and gave DD a big hug. They then ran deeper into the bush and
were joined by some of the juveniles. Everyone was very happy, except perhaps
Mrs. Gold’s back. No matter how hard the other females tried to interact
with the babies, Jerry Joby and DD stuck to Mrs. Gold like glue. Jerry on the belly DD on the back
and Joby trailing close behind. About a day after the release we
received a new orphan baby vervet monkey. She has been named Lou. Lou was found at a local
garbage dump and she was lying beside her dead mother, while a group of kids
stood around throwing stones at them luckily some compassionate people
stepped in, yelled at the kids grabbed the monkey and called us up. In order toclear up space for Lou in the baby cabin we moved Kobe to the DND intro
enclosure. After the whole debacle last time with Conjo
we decided to take a different approach. We let the moms out of the intro enclosure and sanctuary manager Megan took Kobe into the airlock. But Kobe did not want to let go of Megan She finally got him into the enclosure
Torie distracted him on the fence and then Megan snuck back out of the gate. Merlin and Conjo came over to say hi but
Kobe wanted nothing to do with them. Kobe would not stop pacing and searching for a way out The boys did their best with Kobe, but he
managed to keep them at a distance Nelly then let foster mom Shanae and
Phyllis back into the intro enclosure. Shanae and Phyllis had a brief moment of
confusion where they couldn’t decide who was going to groom whom. While I was filming Shanae and Phyllis grooming each
other Conjo took a turn trying to play with Kobe. And he was kind of successful and afterward he had
a lot to say about it. After this Kobe calmed down a bit and let the other boys approach him. But his demeanor was still a little bit more aggressive than playful. Despite Kobe’s aggressive playing with the boys
he was not ready to meet the moms. It will take some time for Kobe to calm down but
considering the situation he’s doing better than most at this point and I
personally would contribute that to Merlin. I’m really amazed at how easily
these past 2 ex-pets Conjo and Kobe have just assimilated into this little family
life and I think it’s Merlin and Timothy I think those two guys have been through
so much in their lives especially Merlin that like they just have this incredibly
calm calming demeanor and I think it does a lot for the babies. We had another big release as well. the Saav babies – Nora and Shemesh finally got to make it out
into the troop with their foster moms Holly and Priya and this time it was
legitimate. In the morning Acorn and some friends
sat at the fence waiting expectantly. When it was time to go the babies and
the moms left the enclosure without any hesitation. But right off the bat Acorn
the alpha female was following the moms a little too close for comfort. It wasn’t too long before a fight broke
out and Norah was actually stolen from Holly by Acorn despite the fact that
Acorn never wanted to come into the intro enclosure
it seems she actually did want a baby Priya managed to hang on to Shemesh and
she hid in the bushes But once a corn had Norah all to herself
up in a tree she completely lost interest in the baby. Poor Norah was up in that tree shouting
for help from Holly while Acorn just sat there with her
back turned in this case for a corn it In this case for Acorn it seems to be more about proving
a point and having possession rather than actually wanting to be a foster mom. Finally Acorn allowed
Holly to join them but she kept getting in between Holly and Norah and clutching
Norah to her belly eventually Acorn got tired of this game
and she moved on to Priya and Shemesh like the first fight the second fight
happened in the bushes and so there was nothing for me to film. But after the second fight it was very clear that Priya’s friend’s Survivor and Delilah
had actually stepped in and defended Priya and Shemesh from Acorn. Both
Delilah and survivor suffered some minor wounds. For the next half hour or so you could
see Survivor and Delilah strutting around guarding Priya and Shemesh, chattering and recounting tales of their heroic battle. At this point everything went back to
normal and the monkeys went about their business. Priya, Shemesh, Norah and Holly all hid up in the trees grooming each other for comfort while acorns sat on the ground doing her favorite thing… munching on food. And finally, over in the Skrow intro enclosure
little Janet is happier than she has ever been with her foster mom Polar. And that’s it for this episode of the
Vervet forest, I hope you enjoyed it. Check back every Thursday and Monday for
brand-new episodes and if you want to volunteer at the Vervet Monkey
Foundation head over to vervet.co.za and click the link that says volunteer,
there’s a great PDF that has all sorts of information that can answer all of
your questions. If you want to donate to The Vervet Monkey Foundation then use
PayPal.me/vervet Also if you’d like to see photos or videos of
the monkeys in the interim between episodes then check out our Instagram
which is @Vervet_Forest see you all next time.

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