Maku - Jane Goodall


Maku is a nervous and introverted chimp, and ranks low in the Tchibebe group hierarchy. Whenever the sanctuary caregivers come to deliver food to the island, they have to save some food aside for Maku – she’s scared of getting hurt by the other chimps, so she climbs up a branch and waits for everyone else to finish eating before descending to the feeding area. Maku needs to gain confidence and try to make more friends in the group; otherwise, she will always be in a submissive role. Despite this, Maku is a healthy chimp and loves roaming the island’s forests.


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Photo credits: Fernando Turmo