MEET THE CHIMPS!
Name: Donnie (male)
Captive born at Parc Safari (Quebec)
Characteristics: scars, bent toes, crooked pinky finger
Approx weight: 125lbs
Uncle to Kiambi
DONNIE – 34 years old. He ranks in the middle of the group but sometimes tries to be the leader. He tends to start fights, but this is totally normal in chimp groups. He is somewhat of a slow learner and can sometimes be clumsy.
Name: Sammy (male)
Captive born at: Kansas City Zoological Park
Characteristics: white ‘beard’
Approx weight: 143lbs
SAMMY – 34 years old. He is big, strong and very athletic. Sammy is the peace keeper of the group and does not use his strength against any of the other chimps. You can recognize him because he usually sits by the exhibit windows to ‘people watch’. In his spare time he likes to paint or color pictures.
Name: Sanga (female)
Captive born at: Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Characteristics: bald head
Approx weight: 95lbs
Mother of Kiambi
SANGA – 28 years old. She is the alpha-female of the group. Although the smallest one in the troop, she has the biggest attitude. She is extremely intelligent and very athletic. Kiambi is her daughter. Her favorite color is green.
Name: Peggy (female)
Birthday: estimated 7/1969
Wild born in: Africa
Characteristics: very pink around mouth area
Approx weight: 93lbs
PEGGY – 44 years old. She ranks second in the troop and is usually always with Sanga. She likes to greet people that she knows with her lips stretched out into a small grin. She is a favorite among the keepers because she is very easy going.
Name: Kiambi (female)
Captive born at: Detroit Zoo
Characteristics: likes to stir up trouble in the troop
Approx weight: 120lbs
Daughter of Sanga
Niece of Donnie
KIAMBI – 15 years old. She is the youngest in the group. She is also very intelligent, athletic and the most active of all the chimps. She loves to stir up trouble but her antics certainly get the others their daily exercise. She also ranks in the middle of the group.
Name: Susie (female)
Captive born at: Lincoln Park Zoo
Characteristics: largest chimp, dark coloration
Approx weight: 175 lbs
SUSIE – 25 years old. Susie is the largest chimp in the group. (We like to say she is big boned) She is one of the lowest ranking in the group. Susie is quite easy to work with and is well trained for many of the health care behaviors we encourage.
Name: Jody (female)
Captive born at: Potawatomi Zoo
Characteristics: limps slightly, torn ears
Approx weight: 118lbs
JODY – 26 years old. Jody has diabetes and must have daily insulin shots. You may notice that walks a bit “funny” because we believe she had a slight stroke last winter. She and Kiambi are best friends and sometimes Kiambi protects her. Jody & Sammy are the lowest ranking chimps of the troop. These two came to us from the Potowatami Zoo.