Chimps Fishing for Termites
This is not easy to see but you can make out one of the chimp hands holding a stick that she moves into a hole and persuade the termites or ants to grab hold of the insects before eating them.
This photo taken a fraction of ascend after the previous photo.
Chimp "Grooming Hand Clasp"
Chimp Slapping Display
Mutual or circular grooming groups are not uncommon in Mahale. Here Kalunde reaches places that the chimp can't normally see
Chimp Social Grooming
Chimp upward watching
Chimps regularly stop listen and look up into the tops of the trees. This is probably just checking for neighbours, presence of other primates that may form a meal and checking out the rest of the group. Look through my photos and you will see many examples of chimps looking up.
Chimp Branch Grasping Grooming - Ikocha being groomed by the pregnant Christina
Kalunde looking up as the group passes by on their way to nest for the night
Darwin eating ants by scooping them up in leaves
Darwin being groomed
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