Araali is the epitomy of resilience and spirit in the face of misfortune. Orphaned at the age of 5, when mum Olive was killed by a speeding car, most young chimps would have struggled to cope with the loss. Thanks to support from older brother Moses, and Araali's own indomitable spirit, Araali not only survived -- shrugging off the inevitable setbacks that come with being an orphan -- he's gone from strength to strength! Now a young adolescent, aged 8, Araali has an independent and dogged temperament. Like Moses before him, Araali can be a disruptive presence in the group, having recently begun challenging the adult females. However, alpha male Sylvester has taken Araali under his wing, and is particularly tolerant of him even when Araali mates with 'forbidden' females. Perhaps Sylvester recognises Araali might be a valuable ally in a few years time!
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