Fatuma's Family Tree

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Fatuma

Park: Mahale
Gender: Female
Born: 1963
Still Alive: Alive

Another very old female within the group, easily recognized by her distinctive grey beard. Fatuma is a very relaxed female and does not share the same aggressiveness as her son, the current Alpha Male Pimu. In fact, at times she seems to fear him. During 2010, at the age of 48 years, Fatuma gave birth to a new infant which is very rare for an old female like her. The infant was healthy and strong.

 
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Pimu (Alpha)

Park: Mahale
Gender: Male
Born: 1988
Still Alive: Alive

Pimu gained Alpha Male status in 2007 taking over from Alofu. Unlike Alofu, Pimu is an aggressive chimp. Only in his early twenties, he is extremely powerful and it is thought that he will probably stay in this position for quite a few more years. All males in the group are easily intimidated by his charging, apart from Primus and Orion, who are often seen challenging him.

 
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Flavia

Park: Mahale
Gender: Male
Born: 1988
Still Alive: Alive

Easily identified by her long, old-looking face. As Pimu’s younger sister, Flavia shares many traits with her brother. Showing aggression and often challenging others or throwing tantrums. Flavia has not been seen in the Group since February 2010, it is suspected that she might have joined a neighbouring group.

 
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Fimbi

Park: Mahale
Gender: Female
Born: 2005
Still Alive: Alive

A young female that does not share the traits of her older brother, Fimbi is often seen with her mother, always trying to stay close by her. She seems to be intrigued by her new young sister and always tries to carry or touch her. As Fatuma does not allow this, Fimbi often groom’s Fatuma just so she can touch her little baby sister.