Hi everyone I want to update you on the news at baboon HQ.
Firstly, following the wonderful #BaboonPawty on 2 June (thank you very much to the organisers of that), a few more baboons did find new homes.
Mr Pie won a baboon re-homing in the Jubilee competition and his baboon Chester arrived and is settling in well with Mr Pie.
Mr Pie has posted some great pictures of them getting on well and you can see that they are good friends already.
A little baboon who hasn't got a name yet set out on a long journey to Canada to live with Oatuling. Baboons take ages to get to Canada (there are two there already but they took ages to arrive, so we hope he will arrive soon. I know that when he does Oatuling will be a great pal for him.
Another baboon who travelled a long long way is Banjo who went to Australia, the second baboon to go to Australia. Banjo just arrived in his new home with JessieJaney and is sleeping off his jet lag.
As you can see they are getting to know each other but Banjo is sleepy after his journey.
The other baboon to be rehomed in June was little Arthur who took a short journey to another part of the south of England to live with Terence the Terrier, he is also settling in well to a rural environment and meeting his neighbours.
There will be another rehoming after the Euro 2012 competition which will be drawn on 30 June and I have one further baboon to rehome.
I keep up with all the baboons who have been rehome and the families send me lots of pictures. I can assure you that all the baboons are having a lot of fun in their new homes and are very happy. I was hoping to meet Paco and Marco this weekend but we have had to delay that. We will meet them soon.
Well now more news of Baboon HQ. It is not confirmed yet but it seems likely that Baboon HQ will be moving. If all goes to plan we will move about 10 minutes walk from where we live now. Our current home is lovely but we want a more baboon friendly garden. We will miss our views desperately but a house with a garden, rather than just a roof terrace, will be fun and more private for us baboons. Also it will be nearer the beach and who can complain about that!!!
Of course this move, if it happens, will mean a lot of disruption and hard work as well as expense. For this reason the baboon rehoming will have to be slowed down for a while. It will not stop but there may be a gap and a slower pace of rehoming for a while as we are getting settled.
Other than that we are looking forward to a holiday in the US in August/September and hope to be meeting some anipals are rehomed baboons while we are there.
We will keep you up to date on events and will let people know where the new Baboon HQ will be by private messages.
HUGS HUGS HUGS
Love from Kolo