DISLIKES ~ Agana hates when Kota leaves her to go out for a walk, but she doesn’t want to go along, either. She does not appreciate when her caretaker removes any ravens she managed to catch, so she will bury and guard them until she is ready to let go of her prize.
When she first arrived at Wild Spirit, we placed Agana in the smaller section of Kota‘s habitat so they could get to know each other. She didn’t show much interest but we did see a sniff or two between them. After a few weeks, we thought it was safe to introduce Agana and Kota. Agana had to be coaxed to finally run into the main enclosure. After a few minutes of exploring, Kota and Agana seemed to fall in love.
Today, Agana is absolutely crazy in love with her Kota and he is finally back to his normal, high spirits (he was needy after losing his longtime girlfriend, Duchess). We agree with her original caretaker that Agana is aloof, but after settling down and watching the daily routine of the sanctuary, she calmed down, started to show interest in tours, and sniffed her new caretaker’s hands many times. We could see the wheels turn in her head with possible questions like,“why is Kota rolling over for humans and letting them pet him?” She was very confused at first, but as the months went by, she has learned that humans can be trusted and that getting petted feels great! We are thrilled for Agana; after losing contact with her previous owner, losing her sister, and then being alone for a couple of years, it’s a joy to see that she has found a safe, permanent place where she is understood and can be with her own kind.