In 1987, Amy went with Jeremy to Monkey World after it was opened by him and Jim Cronin and became the first orangutan at the park. When she was older, Amy was paired with a male orangutan named Banghi, with whom she had a son named Gordon in 1997. However, due to not being raised by her own mother, Amy rejected Gordon, who was hand reared by Monkey World's staff. A year later, Banghi died from a long term illness. Around this time, Jeremy attempted to have Amy bound with Gordon. After a year of attempts, mother and son finally bounded. Over the next few years, Amy and Gordon were joined by orangutans from a rescue centre in Taiwan; RoRo, Lucky, Hsio-Quai, Hsio-Lan and Tuan.
Currently, Amy lives in one of three orangutan groups at the park with Gordon and Hsio-Lan. In 2009, Amy became a grandmother after Gordon fathered a son named Jin with Hsio-Quai.