Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tickle, Tickle

Jamani appears to be tickling little Apollo. She hangs out and rests when she is not sleeping or roaming the area in her search for food. Her son Bomassa stays close by as he is still quite small. Usually at some point, Apollo will come over and horn in on that quiet time. His Auntie Jamani will tolerate a certain amount of the commotion he brings,  and then she will separate the two boys with her gargantuan hand.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bomassa Gets the Upper Hand

Watch out Baby Brother!

And now we see Bomassa towering over his baby brother and approaching, ready to bring down that arm of his and make a grab.

Apollo actually looks a little scared. This is quite a switch from what we normally see, as it's usually Apollo going after Bomassa. Look at that face! But the brothers are well matched. They'll get some nicks and scrapes, but neither is likely to hurt the other. Anyway, they are only playing.  Besides, in the next moment, Apollo has regained control of the situation, wrapping both his arms around Bomassa, who then breaks free and runs away. It does indeed look as though the younger brother is going to be the dominant male of the group as he gets older. These little guys are a scream!

It's been a long time since I got out to the zoo to see the boys. It's been a tough winter!