Primus the Alpha male!

28 January 2012

The Chimps moved up the mountain yesterday to feed on wild ginger. They snap the stalk off at the base then peel the green outer layer to get to the tasty center. Primus was certainly the acting Alpha male, he was being very protective of Effie who is in Estrous and kept her high up a big fig tree away from the other males.

Every 10 or so minutes one of the guys would display next to us by beating the ground and shaking vines, asking Primus to share the very popular Effie. Primus was having none of it. Alofu was no where to be seen.

Christina's baby watches mum feeding on wild ginger.

Carter watches Primus and Effie up the tree, waiting for his turn.

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