He was born at Monkey World and was the first orangutan born there.
Unfortnatly due to being hand-reared, Amy rejected Gordon, resulting in the newborn being hand-reared by Monkey World's staff members Jeremy Keeling (who had hand-reared Amy) and Mike Coburn. During the day, Gordon would live in a day room at Monkey World and would return to Mike's home at night. He would also later share the day room with a baby chimpanzee named Seamus (who later moved into the nursery group and later the Bachelor Group).
When Gordon was a year old, Jeremy decided to try and reunite him with Amy (who was now the only orangutan living in her enclosure following Banghi's death). After a year of failed attempts, Amy eventually accepted her son.
Eventually, more orangutuans joined the duo, including adolesent females RoRo, Hsiao-Quai (who sadly passed away in 2017), Hsiao-Lan, Lucky, A-Mei and an adult male named Tuan, who acted as a father figure to Gordon. However, two years later, Gordon disrupted Tuan when he was mating with Amy, resulting in the older male biting the youngster. Amy came to her son's defence and a fight broke out, resulting in the group having to be split into two. Gordon later developted a lazy eye due to a rough play session with Tuan and RoRo.
Gordon later moved into the Orangutan Nursery and lived there with A-Mei, Aris, Hsiao-Ning and Joly.
In 2008, Gordon gained a half-sister after Amy mated with Tuan. Sadly, the baby passed away a day later.
In 2009, Gordon mated with Hsiao-Quai and had a son with her named Jin (who now lives with Oshine in the Orangutan Nursery).
Currently, Gordon live in a group with Amy and Hsiao-Lan and sevres as alpha male.