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Athena Countries of rescue/origin: Athena

Athena is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was confiscated from a circus in Greece after being smuggled from the wild. She arrived on 11/12/93 and we estimate she was born during 1992. The Greek Government requested that Athena be sent to Monkey World to be rehabilitated with others of her own kind.

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Bart

Bart is a male chimpanzee who was born at the park on 17/07/07. His mother Susie proved to be an excellent mother and the whole group loves and protects the young chimp. Usually the chimpanzees at Monkey World are kept on birth control but we decided to let Bart’s mum get pregnant as infants are an important part of chimp society and therefore 1 baby every 5 years is good for the group’s welfare and cohesiveness.

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Beth

Beth is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographer’s prop in Spain. She arrived in the park on 14/07/87 and we estimate she was born during 1982. Beth is missing 4 toes on her right foot probably a result of being shot or captured by a snare trap in the wild. She arrived at our half-way house in a poor condition with infected wounds and suffering from malnutrition. Beth is now a dominant female in this group.

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Bixa

Bixa is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) from Windsor Safari Park. She arrived at the park on 31/05/93 and was born during 1977 at Port Lympne Zoo. Bixa has lost muscle control of the right side of her face probably as the result of a stroke. She is Arfur’s mother, but did not produce enough milk to feed him. Bixa is a favourite with Paddy.

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Busta

Busta is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographers’ prop during the day and as a circus entertainer during the evenings in Spain. He arrived at the park on 14/07/87 and we estimated he was born during 1980. When Busta first arrived he was quiet and very aggressive. We discovered that Busta had infected teeth and after the dentist visited he became more friendly. Busta loves playing with all the other chimps.

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Cathy Countries of rescue/origin: Cathy

Cathy is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was rescued from a French laboratory. She arrived at the park on 24/04/90 and we estimate that she was born during 1981. Cathy has a tattoo on her inner thigh, 551, which was used as an identity number in the lab. Cathy is a large individual for a female and is young at heart.

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Chatta Countries of rescue/origin: Chatta

Chatta is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographers’ prop in Spain. She arrived at the park on 23/11/90 and we estimate she was born during 1989. Once confiscated, she was cared for by a Spanish vet until she could come to Monkey World. She has found her place as a low ranking female and gets on well with everyone.

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Cindy

Cindy is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographers’ prop in Spain. She arrived at the park on 14/07/87 and we estimate she was born during 1979. Cindy has three nipples. When she was used on the beaches she was forced to wear sandals and as a result she had difficulty walking. Her general health was extremely poor and she suffered from malnutrition. Cindy’s rehabilitation was slow so she remained at the half-way house for a long time. Now she has a strong outgoing character and is a dominant female.

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Clin

Clin is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was rescued from a laboratory in France. She arrived at the park on 24/04/90 and we estimate that she was born during 1982. Clin is blind in her right eye and has a tattoo, 552, on the inside of her thigh. The three French lab chimps were captured in the Congo region of Africa and their heavy eyebrows and lanky bodies are typical of this region. No one dares to get on the wrong side of Clin, particularly at feeding time, when she collects as much food as possible into a pile. Clin has an obsessive/compulsive nature.

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Eddi

Eddi is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was born at the park on 23/09/01 after her mother’s birth control failed. Luckily, Eddi’s mum, Susie, turned out to be an excellent mother and had cared for her very well. All the other group members love playing with Eddi, including the dominant male, Paddy. Even though Eddi’s status in the group will change as she grows up, she was born to a dominant female and will likely remain a high-ranking individual for the rest of her life.

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Gamba Countries of rescue/origin: Gamba

Gamba is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was rescued in Spain. He arrived at the park on 24/04/92 and we estimate he was born during 1991. Gamba is a small male. He was rescued off the boat that smuggled him out of Africa, so he was never used as a photographers’ prop. He was confiscated at the same time as Paco. Gamba is confident, ambitious and is always getting up to mischief.

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Grisby

Grisby is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was rescued from a French laboratory. She arrived at the park on 24/04/90 and we estimate she was born during 1981. Grisby has a tattoo on the inside of her leg, 550, that was her ID number in the lab. When she first arrived she was thin, weak, and had very little muscle. She needed acclimatising to larger areas and greater freedom. Grisby has now settled into the group and has put on a lot of muscle.

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Lola

Lola is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographer’s prop in Spain. She arrived at Monkey World on 10/11/93 and we estimate she was born during 1988. She has scarring on her top lip from what was either a split lip or a hair lip. Lola has a nervous character and is low ranking within the group.

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Micky

Micky is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographer's prop in Spain. He arrived at the park on 14/07/87 and we estimate he was born during 1982. When he first arrived he was very shy, keeping to himself at all times. Now he stands up for himself and has proved to be a self-assured character with many friends in the group. Micky particularly likes playing with the younger members of the group and Busta.

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Peppa

Peppa is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographer’s prop in Spain. She arrived in the park on 10/11/93 and we estimate she was born during 1987. She has a dark face and golden eyes. Peppa arrived at the same time as Sally and Lola. She gets on well with the other females but she is not a high-ranking chimpanzee and is usually sitting on the fringes of the group. From time to time the psychological scars of her past come to the surface and Peppa will pretend to roll-up and smoke straw like a cigarette.

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Zoe

Zoe is a female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who was used as a photographer’s prop in Spain. She arrived at the park on 14/07/87 and we estimate she was born during 1983. Zoe is very quiet in the group but remains one of the more dominant females. She often sucks her cheeks probably the result of being taken from her mother in the wild before she had been weaned.