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Male chimp Eddie is photographed at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria, Uganda. Eddie, who has been on Ngamba Island since 1998, has a healthy shiny black coat of hair. His face is brown with man wrinkles and dark spots. Although in good physical condition; he was depressed on arrival at UWEC, so it took him long to integrate into our group.<br />
He often displays with objects like Jerry cans and seems to enjoy throwing stones to people.<br />
Eddie likes asking for food by standing up and raising both his hands. He often stays behind after feeding and cries for more.<br />
In 2004 he over threw the alpha male, Robbie with the help of Mika, who within a few weeks over threw him from the alpha position, which he still holds to date.<br />
Eddie now holds the 3rd position of rank. hrew the alpha male, Robbie with the help of Mika, who within a few weeks over threw him from the alpha position, which he still holds to date. 03/15 Julia Cumes/IFAW