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The Bachelor Group is one of the four chimpanzee groups at Monkey World. It consists of male chimpanzees that could not fit in with the other chimpanzee groups.

MembersEdit

  • Butch is a male chimpanzee who was born in 1983. He was originally used as a beach photographer's prop. He arrived at Monkey World in 1989. Before becoming dominant male of the Bachelors, Butch previously led a mixed gender group at Monkey World with Charlie as his second-in-command, but was removed due to his agressive behavior towards the female members. Recently, Butch appears to have stepped down as leader of the group and allowing one of the other members to replace him. He is 34/35 years old.
  • Buxom is a male chimpanzee who was born at Port Lympne Zoo in Kent on 29 January 1982. He is the brother of Jestah and Bixa and is Arfur's uncle. He used to live at Windsor Safari Park along with Jestah, Rodney, Bixa, Evie, Jane, Arfur and Jess until it's closure. He and his group came to Monkey World on 31 May 1993. Whilst Rodney and the others remained together, Buxom and Jestah were put into the Bachelor Group. He is 35 years old.
  • Çarli is a male chimpanzee who was born on 20 November 1993 in America. He used to work on a television sitcom in Turkey. He was brought to Monkey World on 24 May 2002. He used to live in Sally's Group before moving into the Bachelor Group in 2006. He is 24 years old.
  • Freddy is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1989. He used to be kept as a pet and was found wandering in a park in Austria, possibly having been released by his owner. He came to Monkey World on 24 November 1995. He used to live in Sally's Group, but due to his behaviour, he was moved into an adult group led by a chimp named Chico, before being placed in this group. He is 28/29 years old.
  • Gypsy is a male chimpanzee who was born on 26 July 1994 in a zoo in Isreal. He along with Hananya, Tikko, Simon and Semach were brought to Monkey World in 1996. He used to be part of Hananya's Group before moving into the Bachelor Group in 2006. He is 23 years old.


  • Jestah is a male chimpanzee who was born on 28 December 1981 at Port Lympne. He is the brother of Buxom and Bixa and Arfur's uncle. He came to Monkey World on 31 May 1993 with his siblings, nephew, Rodney, Jess and Evie after their former home Windsor Safari Park closed. He is 36 years old.
  • Jimmy is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1983. He used to be a photographer's prop in Spain before being brought to Monkey World on 14 July 1987. He used to be the second in command of Paddy's Group until he challenged Paddy's authority. He is 34/35 years old.
  • Kyko is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1987. He was used as a photographer’s prop in Spain. He arrived at the park 5 July 1991. His previous owner in Spain dragged him around on roller skates, which did not fit his feet and, as a result, Kyko was crippled when he first arrived at the park. He is 30 years old.
  • Mojo is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1988. He used to be a photographer's prop in Spain before he came to Monkey World on 5 July 1991. After coming to the park, he became second-in-command in a group led by a chimp named Chico. Following Chico's death, Mojo and two of the groups females Peggy and Mona, were merged with a group led by Charlie and Sally, before moving to this group. He is 29/30 years old.
  • Pacito is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1990. He used to be kept as a pet in a shed in Spain before coming to Monkey World on 7 November 1997. He was paired with Charlie, who taught him how to be a chimpanzee again. He and Charlie briefly lived with Sally's Group until they moved to the Bachelor Group. He is 27/28 years old.
  • Paco is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1991. He came to Monkey World on 24 April 1992 with Gamba (who lives in Paddy's Group) after being found on the docks of Alicante. He used to live in Paddy's Group, but was moved into the Bachelor Group after getting into a fight with the group's females. He is 26/27 years old.
  • Rocky is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1989. He used to be a photographer's prop in Spain before being brought to Monkey World on 5 July 1991. He is 28/29 years old.
  • Sammy is a male chimpanzee who is estimated to have been born in 1982. He used to be a photographer's prop in Spain before being brought to Monkey World on 14 July 1987. He is 35/36 years old.
  • Seamus is a male chimpanzee who was born at Monkey World on 2 March 1999. He is Cherri and Paddy's son and Pip, Hebe, Johni, Ash, Eddi, Bart, Thelma and Louise's half brother. Prior to his birth Cherri was moved into Rodney's group. She tried to care for Seamus but did not know how, resulting in the infant being hand reared. When he reached a year old, Seamus was placed in Sally's Group. After reaching adolescence, the staff tried to put Seamus in Hananya's Group, but it did not work out, resulting in Seamus being briefly returned to Sally's Group before moving into the Bachelor Group. He is 19 years old.

Former MembersEdit

  • Charlie was a male chimpanzee who was estimated to have been born in 1983. He used to be a photographer's prop in Spain before he came to Monkey World on 5 September 1989. During his time as a photographer's prop, Charlie had all but three of his teeth pulled out and was badly beaten by his owner. He previously served as second in command to Butch in a mixed gender group until 1996 where Butch joined the Bachelor Group whilst Charlie became second in command to Rodney. After Rodney's group merged with Paddy's group in 1997, Charlie had to be removed after his finger is badly bitten (resulting in it being amputated). He was paired Pacito and taught him to be a chimpanzee again. He, Pacito and Mojo briefly lived with Sally and her wards; Hananya, Tikko, Gypsy, Simon, Semach, Arfur, Jess and Trudy (who would later became members of Rodney's group after Sally returned to caring for younger chimpanzees) and also two females named Mona and Peggy, before joining the Bachelor Group. He sadly died in 2009. He was 26 years old.


  • Ben was a male chimpanzee who was born at Monkey World in 2001. He was Peggy and Rodney's son and Pip's half brother. He was rejected at birth by his mother and was hand reared with Pip until they moved into Sally's Group. Upon reaching adolescence, the staff tried to introduce the two into Hananya's Group, but only Pip was accepted with Ben moving into the Bachelor Group. He sadly died in 2017 from an enlarged heart. He was 16 years old.
  • Alberto was a male chimpanzee who was estimated to have been born in 1987. He was famed for being the last Spanish beach photographers chimp to be rehomed. He arrived at Monkey World on 19th February 2003. He gave the Bachelors leader Butch a hard time which ultimately led to the group being split in two. The group eventually reunited with Butch remaining leader. Alberto died in August 2005 after suffering a heart attack. He was 18 years old.