Calaya remains vigilant when there is a possibility of Moke interacting with our 36-year-old adult female, Mandara, and her 9-year-old daughter, Kibibi. One thing is for sure, Calaya has not forgotten the day Mandara took Moke! Although they continue to show affiliative behaviors towards him, it may be a while before Calaya accepts their advances and allows them one-on-one time. Mandara continues her ‘aunting’ attempts. As of yet, they have been unsuccessful.
It is clear from Kibibi’s behavior that she wants to interact with Moke as she did before. However, Mandara’s transgression appears to have affected Calaya’s comfort level around Kibibi as well. Moke will excitedly walk towards Kibibi, but once he reaches her, Calaya will make hasty steps to retrieve him and take him away. She has also chased Kibibi away if she feels she is “too close” to Moke.
One time, I observed Kibibi making an extended, quiet pleasure rumble towards him. He traversed a distance of about eight feet and was practically running towards her. He did this twice, but Calaya scooped him up and took him away before either encounter could blossom.