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27 January 1994


September 1998 (aged 4)


Rodney † (father)
Jane † (mother)
Arfur and Ben † (half-brothers)
Jess and Pip † (half-sisters)
Rodders (nephew)

Bob was a male chimpanzee. He was a member of Charlie's Group.

Bob was born at Monkey World to Rodney and Jane. He was hand-reared by Monkey World's Animal Director Jeremy Keeling as Jane could not care for him properly. He later joined the park's nursery group with his half-siblings Arfur and Jess to be cared for by Sally. In 1996, they were joined by five young male chimps: Simon (who was rescued from Spain), Hananya, Tikko, Gypsy and Semach (all of whom came from Isreal). In 1998, they were joined by a young female chimp named Trudy (who had been abused by circus trainer Mary Chipperfield).

Later that year, Bob and his group formed a new group with Charlie (who acted as leader), Pacito, Mojo, Mona and Peggy (the latter three were part of Chico's Group until his death).

Tragically, in September that same year, Bob fell ill from a stomach infection and despite the staff's best efforts, he sadly passed away.

In 2001, Bob posthumously gained two other half-siblings named Ben (who passed away in 2017) and Pip (who passed away in 2009).

In 2005, Bob postumously became an uncle to Jess and Hananya's son Rodders.