We have seen male chimpanzees in action many times and we know their dominant behavior. If you haven’t stumbled upon harsh mammal dominance, make sure you stick around for a moment to witness the action as self-confident males craving for attention try to claim dominance over the pride. It’s all for recognition!
These are the muscular hairless chimpanzees from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England. Jambo and Mongo are a father and son duo that are both suffering from hereditary alopecia, which is the general medical term for hair loss. When chimps look like they are fighting, it’s actually called displaying. It’s about intimidating the opponent with lots of uproar and bluster. Intense!
Glass or not, watching chimpanzees charge at you only to pound on their chests, is definitely a scary experience! In this video, we are fazed by what these huge mammals are trying to achieve as they engage in a fierce game of chase in their enclosure at the zoo. This is typical behavior, it is just what chimpanzees do. They just exude that dominance and they want to show that any way they can, while making a lot of noise and fuss about it. The pounding of chests and the angry charging, makes chimpanzees seem pretty scary to be around! Now, imagine dealing with a dozen raging mammals all at once. Scary, right!?
In this footage we see over a dozen chimpanzees engaging into a fierce game of chase as if they were playing tag together. Showing the others who’s in charge, a hairless male chimpanzee can be seen painting the town red, claiming dominance over this game of chase. Watch as he charges straight to the other mates with such incredible force that we think he’s going to lose it. We bet he is the one causing this whole chaos at the zoo encounter. Next time, we hope he learns how to hold his horses, and exercise his dominance elsewhere, and not disturb his mates at the zoo.
Apparently, this is not the first time that chimpanzees from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England, cause a tense scene. In another video we see a dominant chimpanzee showing everybody that he’s the boss. He charges through his enclosure, walking like a human and then hurling food at the visitors. You can hear the loud bang against the window!
The question on your mind is, why is Jambo hairless? People also call him the ‘naked chimp’. Some people think they shaved him or that he is ill. The truth is, the ape has Alopecia, a medical term for hair loss and he had it since adolescence. He is now 35 years old and with his hair gone you can simply see how powerfully muscular he is. Being a hairless chimpanzee hasn’t stopped him from anything, rather the opposite as he’s the alpha male and rules his habitat!
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