In 2020, Balu was the flanged male with the greatest presence at Suaq. We first saw him in 2014, when he was still unflaged. His transition into a fully fledged flanged male happened within a few months only and was fascinating to watch. Until now, it remains poorly understood what triggers unflanged males to transition and why individuals vary in if, when and how quickly they develop their flanged male features🤓🦧💪
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📸: Safrudin
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