Mirinda's youngest son, and younger brother to Gerald, MERRICK is soon to turn 4 years old. Merrick was named in honour of Nancy Merrick, one of the Bulindi project's greatest supporters. Merrick is quite small for his age, probably because Mirinda had her latest infant (Maria) when Merrick was only 2 and a half. Merrick's a curious young chimp and likes to swing around on vines in front of his human observers, back and forth, back and forth. His other idiosyncrasy is his habit of 'blowing raspberries' repeatedly through his lips. Consequently, we can often hear Merrick before we actually see him!