KUTU - BLACKBACK
Meaning of name: Rukiga name for ear
Age: Kutu is about 10 years
Who’s yo daddy? Most probably Nshongi or Mishaya
Who’s yo mama? Unknown
The tip of Kutu’s left ear is cut-off, hence his name. He too is a member of the bachelor boys club. However, like the other younger blackbacks, his loyalties are divided between the frolicking fun of younger gorillas and the more glamorous and prestigious duties of the blackbacks.
For now, females are not a big attraction. The fact that the blackbacks have the privilege of leading the group (even though it is the dominant silverback who determines where the group is headed, it is the blackbacks who lead the way) and also acting as the assistant security providers to the group, is enough to make this young gorilla thump his chest with pride.