Seeing the way chimpanzees work together, their community would be better identified as a tribe. Chimpanzees are split among families. These groups are led by a chief. Interestingly, chimpanzee families are made mostly of the mothers, children, and grandchildren, who all hold a very tight affection for each other. It is in very rare occasions that one knows of the father. Though in one amazing, yet shocking incident, it was noted that a father saved his infant. Researchers are not certain why this happened. Nor are they sure if the father knew the child was his. Since in the chimpanzee culture, the protection of the males is expected and obliged. In all, the tribe is bound together by a loyalty towards their great male leader.
The mass majority of chimpanzees live in the habitat of Tanzania. There are numerous streams that flow and swirl threw the wooded, yet treeless land. Males are the dominant leaders. While the females are secondary. Chimpanzee’s males defend the territory, which belongs to the group. Constantly, there are three or four warriors that patrol the borders. At times, there are strangers that foolishly enter the well guarded domain. Intruders are attacked as quickly as they enter. Showing that they defend the chiefly realm, effectively.
The chief is persistently being prized, which allows his ego to be boosted and manipulated. Although the chief is given respect, he receives few awards. One of the greatest chief’s was a giant chimp who was named Goliath. He proved that size does not guarantee anything. For he lost his leadership. Kerosene Mike was the male chimpanzees to overthrow Goliath. Tyrannizing the other males, including Goliath, Mike was clearly a dictator. Simply, he schemed his way to the crown, and never fought a single chimpanzee. He was a constant and lingering chief. Towards the end of Mike’s life he resigned as chief of the chimpanzees.