Why males? I ask myself. Three hours have passed since Sheldon, the target of my behavioral follow, climbed to the top of a palm tree. He sits and feeds where the fronds gather in a cluster before splaying out in all … Continue reading Make Lunch, Not War
Wooden giants tower overhead like ancient pillars exploded from the earth. Their outstretched arms fill up the sky and catch the sun, engulfing life below in a shadowy veil that drapes across the forest floor. Three men could not reach … Continue reading On Passing Time in a Forest Alone
In visiting the home screen of any popular mobile sharing platform, one is bound to discover a slew of images that plays upon the familiar trope of the disparate interests of the male and female genders, i.e., photographs of disgruntled … Continue reading #BiologyProblems
Through a shroud of mosquito netting I saw the bright light of my ringing alarm. It was 4:30 AM, an ungodly hour, and I felt the lonely pangs of a person who rises before dawn. It seemed like centuries before … Continue reading What Are the Odds?
A torrent of branches and leaves falls from the sky as Sandi storms through the canopy of a kirukia tree. As far as chimps go, she has all the makings of a Disney villain: her long face and sunken cheeks … Continue reading Close for Comfort
Is it me? Samwise asks herself. The critical question comes to mind after another ill-fated mating; Titan, a high-ranking male, has just provided her with a loutish four seconds of dis-pleasure, and while his physical appearance is something to be … Continue reading The Total Package
Vines, the most recurrent of all characters in the Gombe saga, are difficult for many reasons. Most notably, they are adorned with thorns and other sharp edges that bore holes into the face and forearms of passersby. Because of this, … Continue reading Ants, Artfully Engineered to Wreak Havoc in my Pants