Christina's Family Tree

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Christina

Park: Mahale
Gender: Female
Born: 1976
Still Alive: Alive

Christina is a big female with ripped ears. She is a very unfortunate female as she has lost her last 2 babies. One died in 2006 during the pneumonia outbreak, and the other died in 2010. Researchers suspect that the second baby died as a result of canabilism; the group was North of their territory near the border with N group. She also has two other young; the boisterous Christmas, who can always be found with the big males, and Xantip, a young female. Christina just gave birth to her fifth infant in the beginning of Feb 2011.

 
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Christmas

Park: Mahale
Gender: Male
Born: 1995
Still Alive: Alive

A favourite among the guests of Mahale Mountains. Still in his teens he is very loud and very big for his age, you always know when he is around. He is often found with the big high ranking males and likes to show off when they are not around by performing a charging display when he sees people. He is definitely a character and can always make you laugh with his crazy antics. He is seen as a promising future Alpha Male when he is older.

 
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Xantip

    Park: Mahale
    Gender: Female
    Born: 2001
    Still Alive: Alive

    Lately Xantip seems much bolder by walking with the males more than with her mother. She was often in the company of her mother, Ichiro and Metsya. As the females are the transient sex in the group, researchers are not sure if she is trying to stay within the group by staying close to the males. Usually around the age of 11-13 years, a female will leave the group.