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The chimpanzees in Bossou

   

VELU

adult in 1976 female

Velu has had four offspring, none of whom have remained in Bossou.
She likes to take life slowly in her old age, and enjoys nothing more than spending an afternoon feeding and resting in the company of Yo.

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JIRE

adult in 1976 female

'meaning path in manon'
Jire has had seven offspring and is the most beautiful of the Bossou females. She is well respected by all community members. She is probably one of the best mothers due to her relaxed manner and caring nature.

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JEJE

born in 1997 male

JIRE' son
JEJE is a quiet, sensible and chilled out young male.
This does not stop him, however, protecting his mother whenever necessary, even if this means having to confront fully grown adult males.

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YO

adult in 1976 female

'manon for the local palm wine'
Old and charismatic, Yo is the dominant female of the Bossou community despite her age. She is suspected to have immigrated into the Bossou community. Since her arrival she has reared five offspring.

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FANA

adult in 1976 female

'meaning brush in manon'
Fana has to date successfully raised three infants.
Her left shoulder is dislocated, but she is still able to continue her daily activities. She is timid and is quite often bullied by the oldest male Tua.

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FOAF

born in 1980 male

FANA's son
FOAF was the alpha-male of the Bossou community from 1998 until spring of 2004. He has a strong alliance with Tua, but spends most of his time with his favorite adult female, PAMA, especially when she is in estrous. His attempts to entice her to join him on consortships have nevertheless recently been hampered by YOLO, the new alpha male of the community.

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FANLE

born in 1997 female

FANA's daughter
She gave birth to FLANLE at the young age of 9 years and 11 months old. She is a good first time mother and a keen tool-user, thus a good model for her infant.

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FLANLE

born in 2007 male

FANLE's son
He is already proving to be very curious and exploratory in his behavior.

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Fanwaa 

born in 2011 male

FANLE gave the birth to her 2nd baby at Bossou in November 4th, 2012.

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