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Humanity is ready to bow to this ape queen destroying patriarchy

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Humanity is ready to bow to this ape queen destroying patriarchy

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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a new queen in town.

Yakei is the first female leader of a troop of 677 Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, who live in the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden. The troop has called the reserve home for 70 years.

Some of the highlights of Yakei’s rise to power include his first overthrow of his own mother to become the top dog monkey among the females of the troop. Not stopping there, she then fought several high-ranking men―and won―before finally facing and beating the then-troop leader for the top spot.

Lest you think the drama ended there, however, the Times also explains how the upcoming mating season could potentially throw a wrench in the troupe’s power rankings.

If you’re ready to throw it all away and pledge your allegiance to Yakei, well, plenty of people on Twitter are with you.

Others find themselves deeply invested in what happens next, convinced that the whole situation would make for a great series or young adult novel. (They’re right.)

And of course, the true empaths among us are just worried about the beleaguered Monkey Queen.



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