"Yakei confounded what primatologists expected among Japanese macaques. Last April, she beat up her own mother to claim the top spot among the females of her troop. While most females would be content there, Yakei continued to fight," writes New York Times writer Annie Roth.
This was all before she took on the troop's then-leader, where she emerged victoriously.
Yakei lives in the Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden, where the troop has resided for 70 years.
But her title is in danger, and experts say she could lose her title during mating season.
The chaotic ride of the story of Yakei has shocked many people online and has earned her quite a bit of a fanbase. Frankly speaking, people on the internet are obsessed with the monkey queen and have taken to Twitter to share their support.
get it sweetie https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1484506085063110657\u00a0\u2026