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Bryan's Group (originally known as the Nursery Group) is one of the four chimpanzee groups at Monkey World. It was led by Sally until her death in September 2018 and has since been led by Bryan.

It originally served to teach young chimpanzees that were orphaned or rejected to behave naturally before they moved into any of the park's three adult chimp groups upon reaching adolescense. However in later years, it was decided to make the group like the other ones and allowed the current wards to remain there rather than be moved to another group.

MembersEdit

  • Bryan is a male chimp and this group's dominant male. He is estimated to have been born in 2003 and came to the park in 2006. He was taken from the wild and brought to Mexico, where he was being trained to be a photographer's prop. He is 15/16 years old.
  • Ash is a female chimp and this group's dominant female. She was born at the park on 13th September 2005. She is the daughter of Paddy and Cathy and is Seamus, Hebe, Johni, Eddi and Bart's half-sister. Her mother cared for her for a week, before rejecting her. She was hand reared alongside Rodders until she was old enough to join Sally's group. Ash got her name from the fact that she was born during the week of the Ashes. She is 13 years old.
  • Lulu is a female chimp. She is estimated to have been born in 1992 and arrived at the park in 2000. She was born in a circus travelling through Cyprus, where her mother attacked her and bit her arm, which became infected. A family in Cyprus bought Lulu from the circus to be a pet and had her infected arm amputated. After spending 14 months living in the inside enclousure, Lulu eventually began going into the outside enclousure. She is 26/27 years old.
  • Rodders is a male chimp. He was born at the park on 3rd August 2005. He is the son of Hananya and Jess, Arfur, Bob, Ben and Pip's nephew, Thelma and Louise's half-brother and Rodney and Evie's grandson. He was rejected at birth by his mother (who did not know how to care for him) and was hand reared with Ash until he was old enough to join this group. He got his name from his maternal grandfather Rodney (who died the previous year), whom Hananya succeeded as dominant male. He is 13 years old.
  • Naree is a female chimp. She is estimated to have been born in 1995. She was wild born and was taken from the wild and put into a circus show at an amusement park in Thailand where her teeth were knocked out, resulting in her sinuses having a bony undergrowth, which caused her face to become deformed. She was seized in 2005 and lived at a goverment breeding centre and was renamed Natalie. She came to Monkey World on 9th October 2018. She is 23/24 years old.

Former MembersEdit

  • Olympia was a female chimpanzee. She was wild born and was estimated to have been born in 1991. She was later smuggled from the wild into a Greek circus before coming to Monkey World on 11 December 1993 along with another female chimpanzee named Athena and joined this group. She and Athena later joined a group led by Butch before joing Rodney's group in 1996. She and Athena later moved into Paddy's group in 1997. In 1999, Olympia had a daughter with Paddy called Hebe. She sadly passed away in 2005 from an aerial blockage. She was 14 years old.
  • Athena is a female chimpanzee. She was wild born and is estimated to have been born in 1992. She was later smuggled from the wild into a Greek circus. She came to Monkey World on 11 December 1993 along with another female chimpanzee named Olympia and joined this group. She and Olympia later joined a group led by Butch before joining Rodney's group in 1996. Since 1997, Athena has lived in Bart's group. She is 26/27 years old.
  • Sally was a female chimp and the leader of this group from 1995 to 2018. She was estimated to have been born in 1989. She was taken from the wild to be a beach photographer's prop. Sally was rescued and brought to Monkey World in 1993 and was part of a group led by Butch (before he became leader of the Bachelor Group), before being made leader of her own group in 1995, where she has acted as foster mother for orphaned or rejected young chimps and cared for them until they are old enough to join the park's adult chimp groups. She sadly died on 10th September 2018 from kidney failure. She was 28/29 years old.
  • Hananya is a male chimpanzee. He is estimated to have been born in 1993. He was wild born but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. He was rescued and taken to Monkey World in 1996 along with Tikko, Semach, Gypsy and later Simon. He currently leads his own group after succeeding Rodney (whom he had been second-in-command to). He is 25/26 years old.
  • Tikko was a male chimpanzee. He was estimated to have been born in 1994. He was wild born but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. He was rescued and taken to Monkey World in 1996 along with Hananya, Semach, Gypsy and later Simon. After leaving Sally's Group, Tikko joined a group led by Rodney, who later died and was succeeded by Hananya. Tikko served as Hananya's second-in-command until dying suddenly on 17th February 2016 from a heart attack. He was 22 years old.
  • Semach is a male chimpanzee. He is estimated to have been born in 1994. He was wild born but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. He was rescued and taken to Monkey World in 1996 along with Hananya, Tikko, Gypsy and later Simon. Since leaving Sally's Group, Semach is a member of Hananya's Group. He is 24/25 years old.
  • Gypsy is a male chimpanzee. He was born at Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Israel on 26 July 1994. He was brought to Monkey World in 1996 along with Hananya, Tikko, Semach and later Simon. After leaving Sally's Group, he became a member of Hananya's Group, but since 2006, lives in the Bachelor Group. He is 24 years old.
  • Simon is a male chimpanzee. He is estimated to have been born in 1992. He was wild born but taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. He was found tied to a post outside a petrol station in Valencia in Spain. He arrived at Monkey World in 1996 and was placed in Sally's Group with Hananya, Tikko, Semach, Gypsy, Arfur, Jess and Bob. He now lives in Hananya's Group. He is 26/27 years old.
  • Arfur is a male chinpanzee. He was born at Windsor Safari Park on 23rd April 1993 and arrived at Monkey World on 31st May. He is Ridney and Bixa's son, Jess, Bob, Ben and Pip's half-brother and Buxom and Jestah's nephew. Due to Bixa not having enough milk to feed him, Arfur was hand reared along with Jess before joining Sally's group along with Jess, Hananya, Gypsy, Simon, Tikko, Semach and Bob. He now lives in Hananya's group. He is 26 years old.
  • Jess is a female chimpanzee. She was born at Windsor Safari Park on 25th April 1993 and arrived at Monkey World on 31st May. She is Rodney Evie's daughter, Arfur, Bob, Ben and Pip's half-sister and Rodders' mother. After being rejected by her mother, Jess was hand reared along with Arfur. She along with Arthur later joined Sally's group whose wards at the time were Hananya, Tikko, Gypsy, Simon, Semach and Bob. She now lives in Hananya's group. In 2005, Jess gave birth to her and Hananya's son Rodders, but did not know how to care for him, resulting in Rodders being hand reared before joining Sally's group. She is 26 years old.
  • Bob was a male chimpanzee. He was born at Monkey World in 1994. He was Rodney and Jane's son and Jess, Arfur, Ben and Pip's half-brother. He was hand reared by Monkey World's head keeper Jeremy Keeling before joining Sally's Group (which also had Hananya, Tikko, Semach, Gypsy, Simon, Arfur Jess and Trudy) where he was treated like a son by Sally. In 1998, Bob and the other members of his group formed a new group with Charlie (who served as leader before being replaced by Rodney and later Hananya), Pacito, Mojo, Mona and Peggy. He sadly died later that year from a stomach infection. He was 4 years old.
  • Trudy is a female chimpanzee. She was captive born on 9 April 1996 and lived at a circus ran by Mary Chipperfield. She was beaten by Chipperfield with a riding crop. Trudy was eventually confiscated and brought to Monkey World in 1998 and was put in this group (which had Hananya, Tikko, Semach, Gypsy, Simon, Bob, Arfur and Jess). Due to her past, Trudy was nervous and wouldn't socialise with the other young chimps, but eventually warmed to them. In 1998, Trudy and the other members of her group, formed a new group with Charlie (as the leader before being replaced by Rodney and later Hananya), Pacito, Mojo, Mona and Peggy. She is 23 years old.
  • Valerie is a female chimpanzee who was born in a laboratory in Holland on 12 January 1996. At a year old, she was moved into a cage with several other young chimps. She along with Marjoline, Joline and Eveline, came to Monkey World on 12 February 1999. In 2000, she along with Marjoline and Joline moved out of this group into an adult group led by Rodney (now led by Hananya). She is 23 years old.
  • Marjoline is a female chimpanzee who was born in a laboratory in Holland on 5 August 1996. At a year old, she was moved into a cage with several other young chimps. She along with Valerie, Joline and Eveline, came to Monkey World on 12 February 1999. In 2000, she along with Valerie and Joline moved out of this group and moved into an adult group led by Rodney (now led by Hananya). She is 22 years old.
  • Joline was a female chimpanzee who was born in a laboratory in Holland on 10 March 1996. She along with Valerie, Marjoline and Eveline, came to Monkey World on 12 February 1999. In 2000, she along with Valerie and Marjoline moved out of this group and moved into an adult group led by Rodney (now led by Hananya). She sadly died in 2006 from kidney failure. She was 10 years old.
  • Eveline is a female chimpanzee who was born at a laboratory in Holland on 1 March 1997. She along with Valerie, Marjoline and Joline, came to Monkey World on 12 February 1999. In 2002, she along with Honey, moved into into an adult group led by Rodney (now led by Hananya). She is 22 years old.
  • Honey is a female chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1997. She was wild born, but was stolen from the wild for the illegal pet trade. She was confiscated in Dubai and was cared for by the daughter of the Crown Prince. She came to Monkey World on 6 July 1999. In 2002, Honey along with Eveline, moved into an adult group led by Rodney (now led by Hananya). She is 21/22 years old.
  • Carli is a male chimpanzee who was born in captivity on 20 November 1993 in America. He was originally an actor and starred in a television series in Turkey. He came to the park in 2002. In 2006, he was placed into the Bachelor Group. He is 25 years old.
  • Johni is a female chimpanzee who was born at Monkey World on 29 September 1999. She is Clin and Paddy's daughter and Seamus, Hebe, Eddi, Ash and Bart's half-sister. She had to be hand reared as Clin did not know how to care for her. At a year old, Johni was paired with Hebe (who had to be removed from Paddy's group after her mother Olympia's milk dried up) and they lived at a creche in Paddy's group's inside enclosure. When they were weaned in 2002, the staff attempted to reintroduce the two to their group by introducing them to each of the members. It went well until they were introduced to the second-in-command Jimmy, who attacked Johni, resulting in only Hebe going back to the group whilst Johni joined the nursery. At adolescence, Johni joined Hananya's group. She is 19 years old.
  • Tutti is a female chimpanzee and is estimated to have been born in 2000. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild to be a pet in Saudi Arabia. When she got older, she was left at a vetinary ran by a Scottish vet and his wife. She came to Monkey World on 17 July 2002. In 2006, Tutti joined Hananya's group. She is 18/19 years old.


  • Seamus is a male chimpanzee and was born at Monkey World on 2 March 1999. He is Paddy and Cherri's son and Hebe, Johni, Eddi, Pip, Ash, Bart, Thelma and Louise's half-brother. He was born shortly after his mother moved to Rodney's Group. Cherri tried to care for Seamus, but did not known how to, resulting in the infant being hand reared until he could join this group. In 2005, the staff attempted to place a now adolescent Seamus into Hananya's Group, but he failed to fit in and was returned to Sally's Group, before being placed in the Bachelor Group in 2007. He is 20 years old.
  • Ben was a male chimpanzee and was born at Monkey World on 19th September 2001. He was the son of Rodney and Peggy and was Bob, Jess, Arfur and Pip's half-brother. He was rejected at birth by his mother and was hand reared along with Pip. After being weaned, Ben and Pip joined Sally's group. In 2008, the two left this group to join Hananya's Group. However, only Pip was accepted and Ben later joined the Bachelor Group. He sadly died on 18th September 2017, the day before his 16th birthday from a heart attack. He was 15 years old.
  • Pip was a female chimpanzee who was born at Monkey World on 15th November 2001. She was Cherri and Rodney's daughter and Bob, Jess, Arfur, Ben, Seamus, Thelma and Louise's half sister. Cherri cared for Pip for the first five weeks of her life, but later started putting her down on the ground and leaving her (which Cherri had previously done with Seamus), resulting in Pip being hand reared along with Ben until they were old enough to join Sally's Group. After reaching adolescence in 2008, Pip rejoined her birth group, now led by Hananya, whilst Ben later joined the Bachelor Group (after not being accepted by Hananya). She sadly died in on 17th March 2009 from a heart attack due to a bad reaction to anesthetic whilst being operated on for a knee injury. She was 7 years old.