Week 3: Some Minor Adjustments
Since last week’s very exciting progress, a few minor changes have been made. A couple new vines were added and some of the existing vines in Ally and Razoky’s exhibit have been moved around to make them more optimal. If the vine does not connect to a high-traffic area or there are too many in one area, they will not be used. By adjusting some of the vines to fill up the open space and create more meaningful connections, the limited space is used most efficiently.
Ally and Razoky have taken to the new furniture quite well. The vines are being used to move from place to place in the air and even as a resting spot. The lemurs do frequent the nesting boxes, but I have yet to see them go inside. Instead, they sunbathe and rest on the roof of the boxes. Meva, on the other hand, has been far more hesitant. As the oldest of the group at twenty-three, she is by far the least mobile. In the older rendition of the exhibit, she almost never left the ground, unlike the other lemurs. Despite this, she is slowly coming out of her shell and venturing onto the new furniture (even if it is only under the pretense of locating food). Hopefully, as time passes Meva will get more comfortable exploring her exhibit up high and become more active.