The Rangers refer to the Alpha Male of a Chimp family as the President and the second in command as the Deputy. During my last tour to Kibale, I photographed Muguzi on several occasions. He was a very stoic Chimpanzee, totally at ease when were around him. When I arrived this trip, the Rangers told me that we had a new President.
Apparently, this past November (not kidding), Tooti, at young man of 23 years, assumed the role of the President after three long difficult fights with Muguzi (48 years old).
Welcome to your new leadership position, Tooti.
Shooting details: Nikon D5, 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor @ 200mm, ISO 2500, 1/125 sec at f/2.8
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