We'd like to announce a new addition to Gombe! Glitter gave birth to a baby on May 30, 2012. Glitter has been quite elusive with her new baby, hiding with her newborn and avoiding encounters with other chimps, particularly her mother, Gremlin.
It normally takes time before a female chimpanzee fully introduces her baby into community life. Glitter, however, was nervous and unwilling to trust other chimps, seemingly an effect of having lost her first baby to her mother. Now that she is getting more comfortable with her mother and the other chimps, we have been enjoying the newest addition to the G-Family. The baby and Glitter are doing well and we wish them the best of luck!