List of non-human apes
This is a list of non-human
apes of encyclopedic interest. It includes individual non-human apes ( chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons) who are in some way famous or notable.
* Çarli — chimp; starred in the live-action movie "The Jungle Book" (1994) and in the Turkish television series "Çarli" before retiring to
Monkey World, Dorset, UK.
Cheeta(born 1932) — chimp; played himself in the Hollywood Tarzanfilms of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in the 1967 movie "Doctor Dolittle", starring Rex Harrison. As of 2007, Cheeta is the oldest primate aside from man ever recorded. (In the original novels and the 1970s animated series, Tarzan’s sidekick was a monkey named N'kima)
* C.J. (or Manis; sources differ) — orangutan; played Clyde in the
Clint Eastwoodaction-comedy films " Every Which Way But Loose" (1978) and " Any Which Way You Can" (1980).
* Clair — chimp; played Livingston in the movie "Delicatessen" (1991).
* Evie (short for Evolution) — chimp; played
robot dog Daggitin the original 1979 "Battlestar Galactica" television series.
J. Fred Muggs(born 1952) — chimp; "co-host" with Dave Garrowayon NBC's Today Show in the 1950s.
* Kwanza (aka Kwan) — gorilla; played "Sidney" in movie "
Return to Me" (2000) with Minnie Driver& David Duchovny. Kwan currently lives at Lincoln Park Zooin Chicago.
* Mowgli — chimp; guest on
CNBC's " Dennis Miller Live" and on Monk
Pankun— chimp; featured in Japanese TV shows "Tensai! Shimura Dobutsu-en" (aka Genius! Shimura Zoo) and the TBS program "Dobutsu Kiso Tengai!" (Unbelievable Animals!) with bulldog James .
* Peggy — chimp; played Bonzo in the 1951 movie comedy "
Bedtime for Bonzo", co-starring Ronald Reagan. Sequel, " Bonzo Goes to College"
* "Project X" ape actors — This 1987 film, a
science fictionsuspense-drama about military animal experimentation, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starred Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, and a multitude of ape actors:
** Arthur — chimp; played Winston
** Clafu — chimp; played Spike
** Harry — chimp; played Ginger
** Karanja — chimp; played Goliath
** Lucy — chimp; played Razzberry
** Luke — chimp; played Bluebeard
** Lulu — chimp; played Ethel
** Mousie — chimp; played New Recruit
** Okko — chimp; played Goofy
** Willie — chimp; played Virgil (film's animal star)
* Sam (born
1989) — orangutan; played Dunston in the 1996 movie comedy " Dunston Checks In"; trained by Larry Madrid
* Zippie — chimp; rollerskater (U.S. television in the 1950s)Ape actors also appear in the movies "
Going Ape!" (1981), "Ed" (1996), "MVP: Most Valuable Primate" (2000), and " Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001).
Cheeta(born 1932) — chimpanzee, retired actor from Tarzan movies, still painting in Palm Springs, California.
* Congo — chimpanzee, abstract impressionist of the late 1950s.
* Koko (born
1971) — gorilla, said to communicate with humans through American Sign Language.
* Michael (
1973– 2000) — silverback gorilla, impressionist painter that is said to have been taught American Sign Languageby Koko.
* Ai (born
1976) — chimpanzee; studied by scientists at Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Chantek(born 1977) — orangutan; involved with language research and ApeNetlanguage-using great ape ambassador
* Clint — chimpanzee; source of DNA for
Chimpanzee Genome Project, Yerkes Primate Center
* Donald — chimpanzee; source of DNA for Chimpanzee genome project
* Enos (died
1962) — chimpanzee; spacefaring, after Ham
* Frodo — chimpanzee; baby-killing "bully", who has attacked
Jane Goodalland Gary Larson
* Gon — chimpanzee; source of DNA for Chimpanzee genome project
Ham the Chimp( 1956– 1983) — chimpanzee; spacefaring, before Enos
Kanzi(born 1980) — bonobo; involved with language research and tool invention; ApeNet language-using great ape ambassador
* Koko (born
1971) — gorilla; involved with sign language research and ApeNet language-using great ape ambassador
* Lucy — chimpanzee; cross-fostered and raised by
University of Oklahomapsychotherapist
Nim Chimpsky( 1973– 2000) — chimpanzee; named after linguist Noam Chomsky
Nyota(born 1998) — bonobo; Pananisha's son
Oliver the chimp— chimpanzee; the so-called "Missing Link", apparent "humanzee"
Panzee and Panbanisha— chimpanzee & bonobo; at the same research center as Kanzi
* Sultan — chimpanzee; used in classic Kohler tool-use studies
* Washoe — chimpanzee; hand-signing
Ah Meng(circa 18 June 1960— 8 February 2008) — female Sumatran Orangutanand a tourism icon of Singapore
Binti Jua— gorilla who saved a human boy in 1996
* Bokito (born
1996) — silverback gorilla that escaped the Blijdorp Zoo on May 18 2007and injured a woman
* Charlie the Chimp — chimpanzee in a South African Zoo who smokes and can walk upright
* Colo (born
1956) — first gorillaborn in captivity
Copito de Nieveaka "Snowflake" ( 1964– 2003) — only albinogorilla known to have existed; most famous resident of the BarcelonaZoo
* Fifi — Matriarch of the chimpanzees at Sydney's
Taronga Zoo, died on July 19 2007at age 60
Guy the Gorilla( 1946– 1978) - was a famous gorilla in London Zoo
* Jambo (
1961– 1992) — gorilla who cared for a boy in who fell into his enclosure
* Massa (
1930– 1984) — silverback, longest lived gorilla ever recorded, died at age 54
* Max (
1971– 2004) — gorilla in the Johannesburg Zoowho famously apprehended a criminal in 1997, getting shot twice in the process
* Sebastian — former resident of the animal orphanage near
Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Famous for smoking and not requiring a cage
Willie B.( 1959– 2000) — silverback gorilla kept in isolation for 27 years, became head of a troop and father of five
* Yeroen — chimpanzee at the Arnhem Zoo, star of de Waal's "Chimpanzee Politics"
* Gargantua (
1929– 1949) — acid-scarred gorilla captured in the wild who performed in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
* Toto (
1931– 1968) — Gargantua's would-be mate
Trudy (chimpanzee)— Also known as 'Little Alice', this chimpanzee was put through torture before she was retired at Monkey World, Dorset
* Macaco Tião — a chimpanzee who had the habit of throwing excrement at visitors (including several politicians) to the
Rio de JaneiroZoo. A satirical newspaper ran his candidature for Rio de Janeiro Mayor in 1988, and he got 9.5% of the votes, just behind Marcello Alencarand César Maia.
Bubbles the chimpanzee— pet of entertainer Michael Jackson
* Scatter the chimpanzee — pet of entertainer
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