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Hananya's Chimpanzees

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Hananya

Hananya is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was smuggled into Israel for the illegal pet trade. He arrived on 28/08/96 and we estimate he was born during 1993. Hananya is the largest of the four from Israel and has a very nice character. In 2004 he became the dominant male in his group and is a kind leader. 

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Arfur

Arfur is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) from Windsor Safari Park. He was born on 23/04/93 and arrived at Monkey World on 31/05/93. He had to be cared for by our Primate Care Staff when he arrived at the park as his mother did not have enough milk to feed him. Arfur used to be a nervous chap, always staying close to Jess, but now he is more outgoing and has a boisterous character.

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Cherri

Cherri is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographers’ prop in Spain. She arrived at the park on 24/11/92 and we estimate that she was born during 1991. On arrival we noticed she had difficulties eating and found that she had a broken jaw. The vet operated in order to free Cherri’s trapped teeth. She is a dominant female and even though she has been on birth control, she has had two babies, Seamus and Pip. Cherri tried to care for both babies but kept setting them down in order to go off and play. Recently Cherri gave birth to twins, Thelma and Louise, unfortunately Louise had a hole in her heart and passed away not long after birth. Cherri has proved to be an excellent mother with Thelma who is now a much loved member of the group.

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Eveline

Eveline is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was rescued from a Dutch laboratory on 12/02/99 and she was born on 01/03/97. At the lab she was kept in a small cage on her own. When she first met Sally, in the Nursery, she jumped on her back and never let go! Eveline has now moved to an adult group and loves playing with the others outside.

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Honey

Honey is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who arrived at the park on 06/07/99 and we estimate that she was born during 1997. She was sent to Monkey World by the Royal Family of Dubai after she had been confiscated in Dubai and was given a home by the daughter of the Crown Prince. Honey started off having a quiet and gentle character but has matured into a forceful strong presence now.

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Jess

Jess is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) from Windsor Safari Park. She was born on 25/04/93 and arrived at the park on 31/05/93. Her mother rejected her when she was at the safari park and our Primate Care Staff cared for both her and Arfur for the first couple of years of their lives. Jess gets on well within the group and is still very close to Arfur. During 2005 Jess’ birth control failed and she gave birth to Rodders. Rodders now lives in Sally's group.

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Johni

Johni is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was born at the Park on 29/09/99 after her mother, Clin, removed her birth control implant. Clin was very rough with Johni and was unable to look after her. The Primate Care Staff cared for Johni until she was able to feed herself at which time she was introduced to the nursery group. At adolescence, Johni was moved into Hananya’s adult group where she has settled in well.

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Kiki

Kiki is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was smuggled from the wild for the illegal pet trade in Lebanon.  She arrived at the park on 16/01/11 and we estimate that she was born during 2002.  From the age of two Kiki lived in a small cage, on her own, on the side of a road outside of Beirut.  Kiki could have been anti-social having been kept in solitary confinement since the time she was hunted from the wild, but chimpanzees need/want to be with others of their own kind and her introduction to her adopted family went very well.

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Kuki

Kuki is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who arrived at the park on 18/01/04 and we estimate that she was born during 1997. She was smuggled from the wild for the illegal pet trade in Turkey where she had several different owners. As a baby she was used on a disco boat to entertain tourists and when she grew too big she was sold to a family in Istanbul. Luckily for Kuki, the family was very caring and made arrangements for Kuki to be re-homed with others of her own kind.

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Marjoline

Marjoline is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was rescued from a Dutch laboratory on 12/02/99. She was born at the lab on 05/08/96, taken away from her mother at a year old, and was kept in a small cage with many others. She had never been experimented upon. Marjoline can be quite aggressive with both people and the other chimps.

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Patricia

Patricia is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who arrived at Monkey World on 22/06/05 and we estimate that she was born during 1999. She was smuggled from the wild for the illegal pet trade and spent the first six years of her life living in a small cage on a patio in Fuerteventura. Even though she was an adolescent when she arrived at the park, she has adapted quite well to chimpanzee group life.

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Peggy

Peggy is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographer’s prop in Spain. She arrived at the park on 05/07/91 and we estimate she was born during 1989. Over the years she has gained confidence and is now one of the dominant females in her group. Peggy was named after Peggy Templer who started and ran our half-way house in Barcelona. In 2001 Peggy’s birth control did not work and she gave birth to a boy named Ben. As Peggy was an orphan she did not know how to look after the baby nor was she interested. Ben now lives in the batchelor group.

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Semach

Semach is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was smuggled into Israel for the illegal pet trade. He arrived at the park on 28/08/96 and we estimate he was born during 1994. He was confiscated by Israeli Authorities from the home of a drug addict. Semach has enormous ears, loves clowning around, and plays with all the others.

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Simon Countries of rescue/origin: Simon

Simon is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was found tethered to a post at a petrol station in Spain. He arrived on 26/09/96 and we estimate he was born during 1993. Simon is a very big lad that is astute - always thinking and calculating. He gets along very well with all of the females in the group but keeps an eye out as to not offend the dominant male.

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Thelma

Thelma is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) that was born at Monkey World when her mother, Cherri's brth control failed. She was born on 25/09/13 along with a twin sister, Louise. Sadly Louise did not survive as she had a hole in her heart. Thelma is a cherished member of Hananya's group. The whole group is caring and protective of her.

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Trudy

Trudy is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was confiscated from circus trainer Mary Chipperfield. Trudy’s previous owner was convicted on 12 charges of cruelty when she was filmed beating Trudy with a riding crop. Trudy is now a fully integrated member of this large group and is looked after by all the members.

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Tutti

Tutti is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was smuggled from the wild for the illegal pet trade in Saudi Arabia. She arrived at the park on 17/07/02 and we estimate that she was born during 2000. Tutti was confiscated by Saudi Arabian Officials and was cared for by a British veterinarian in Jeddah before she came to the park. Tutti is very bright and political and therefore gets along well with everyone.

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Valerie

Valerie is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was rescued from a Dutch laboratory on 12/02/99 and was born on 12/01/96. At the lab she was taken away from her mother at a year old and was then kept in a small cage with many other young chimps. Valerie is very friendly but can get jealous when others do not play with her. She had never been experimented upon.

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Zeynep

Zeynep is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who arrived at the park on 19/04/04 and we estimate that she was born during 1998. Both she and Kuki were smuggled from Nigeria for the illegal pet trade in Turkey. As she grew, Zeynep became uncontrollable so her owner left her tied to a boat in the middle of Bodrum harbour. After complaints from tourists, she was moved to a small cage underneath a staircase until her owner realised he could no longer keep her.