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Chimpanzee Blog

Fumo clings on tight to mother, Kuma
Tuesday 18th March 2014
The past month has been a busy one for Taronga’s chimpanzee community, with two of our younger chimps celebrating birthdays.
Sule on babysitting duty with little Fumo. Photo by Tracey Dierikx
Wednesday 29th January 2014
There’s been no shortage of activity and excitement in Taronga Zoo’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary over the past few weeks.
Fumo clings tightly onto mother Kuma. Photo by Lisa Ridley
Monday 23rd December 2013
Our baby chimp has a name! We welcome ‘Fumo’ to our chimpanzee community. As the weeks pass, he is growing steadily bigger and stronger and becoming increasingly familiar with the sights, sounds and smells of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary here at Taronga Zoo.
Taronga's oldest chimpanzee, Lulu. Photo by Rick Stevens
Friday 22nd November 2013
These last few weeks have delivered some extreme weather in Sydney, from hot and dry days to torrential rain and cold winds. Days like these can disrupt the routine of the Keeper, as sometimes the chimps quite simply do not want to go outside!
Friday 15th November 2013
The past few weeks have seen Kuma’s newborn infant become steadily more familiar with life within the chimpanzee community here at Taronga Zoo.
Tuesday 29th October 2013
The excitement continues for Taronga’s Primate keepers since the birth of a healthy chimpanzee baby 12 days ago!
Wednesday 12th December 2012
The Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) in the Congo first started caring for chimpanzees orphaned by the commercial, illegal bushmeat trade in 1992, nearly 20 years ago.
Sule and Sembe
Tuesday 14th August 2012
It may be winter here in Sydney but that’s not stopping the chimp family from enjoying the great outdoors….especially the younger members of the group, Sule and Sembe.
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Today was just another normal day for all 17 members of the Chimp family, but as keepers were going about their routine. Samaki (a young, up and coming male)was lording over the termite mound and its delicious contents,
Thursday 10th November 2011
After the group returned to their newly renovated exhibit in late September, there was a lot of busy activity while they enjoyed the complexity of the exhibit, testing out all the new climbing structures and the interactive equipment.