“Why is that chimp running around and acting cranky?”

Along with the three girls in our chimp troup (Maebell, Binti, and Arby), we have our reigning male, Mojo. You can recognize him from the paler skin on his face.

Sometimes he will fluff himself up and race around aggressively, beating and knocking on things all over the island. This is called a “display,” or a show of male dominance. 

The females (and JZKeepers) acknowledge these displays as they would in the wild: impressed with the show from a distance.

PRO-TIP: Monkeys have tails, apes do NOT. Therefore Chimps are APES, not monkeys!