Therefore when Luc travels into the forest, nobody knows what happens. What can be known are is his path through the forest because sooner or later he will appear near the bank of the river, usually in places where the caregivers provide food from the boats. It appears that he has a routine patrol through regular forest paths, always going to the same places. Perhaps these paths are setup based on other food sources along the way? The navigating abilities of chimpanzees in the forest is impressive. It’s almost as if they have a compass in their heads. Sometimes, out of any path, they can walk for hours toward the northwest, without changing orientation.
Yoko and Silaho remain the two preferred chimpanzees as Luc’s companions, although this cute chimpanzee likes to play with all of the members of their group. Yoko plays with Luc constantly, but sometimes loses control of his strength and hurts Luc who starts screaming and running to hug Silaho for comfort. Yoko is an adult male and sometimes he is a little rough, but when he sees he has hurt Luc he runs over to apologize showing that he cares. Luc quickly forgives Yoko. Silaho seems to look at Yoko with rebuke: “Yoko, you brute, be careful with Luc, he’s is still too small!”