Gordon's Group is one of the three Orangutan groups at Monkey World.
Gordon is a male Bornean Orangutan who was born at Monkey World on 9 December 1997. He is Amy and Banghi's son and Jin's father. He was rejected at birth by Amy (due to her herself being rejected by her mother and not developing parenting skills) and was hand reared. He was reintroduced to his mother at a year old and began living with her again a year later. When he was 12, he mated with Hsiao-Quai and had a son with her named Jin. He is 21 years old.
Amy is a female Bornean Orangutan who was born at a private zoo on 23 September 1983. She was rejected by her mother Jane and was hand reared by Jeremy Keeling, who worked at the zoo. She was the first orangutan and resident of Monkey World when it opened in 1987. She was later paired with a male orangutan named Banghi, with who she had a son named Gordon in 1997. Due to being not learning parenting skills due to being rejected by her mother, Amy rejected Gordon. However, she bounded with him after he was reintroduced to her as a two year old. In 2009, Amy became grandmother to Gordon and Hsiao-Quai's son Jin. She is 35 years old.
Hsiao-Lan is a female Bornean Orangutan who is estimated to have been born in 1994. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. She was confiscated from an amusement arcade and taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre in Taiwan, where she shared an enclosure with Lucky and Hsiao-Quai. In 2001, Hsiao-Lan had to stay behind at the centre to be treated for tubercolois whilst Lucky and Hsiao-Quai went to Monkey World. Hsiao-Lan arrived at Monkey World in 2002. In 2012, she mated with Tuan and had a daughter with him named Awan, but rejected her. Awan was then cared for by Hsiao-Quai and moved into the Orangutan Nursery, before moving into Tuan's Group. She is 23/24 years old.
Hsiao-Quai was a female Bornean Orangutan and was estimated to have been born in 1994. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild and was used for entertainment purposes at an arcade. She was later confiscated and taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre in Taiwan and shared an enclosure with Lucky and Hsiao-Lan. She arrived at Monkey World in 2001 alongside Lucky and later Hsiao-Lan. She had two sons; Kai (born 2005) (whom she had with Tuan) and Jin (born 2009) (whom she had with Gordon). She also became adoptive mother to Awan after Hsiao-Lan rejected her. Following this, Hsiao-Quai moved into the nursery with Jin and Awan. In 2017, she and Awan moved into Tuan's Group. She sadly died later that year from heart failure after contracting a urniary tract infection. She was 22/23 years old.
Kai is a male Bornean Orangutan and was born at Monkey World in 2005. He is the son of Hsiao-Quai and Tuan and Hsiao-Ning, Dinda, Jin and Awan's half-brother. He used to live with Gordon, but was moved into the nursery after the latter matured and began to see Kai as a threat. In 2016, as part of a breeding programme, Kai was moved to Rio Safari Elche in Spain along with two female orangutans named Joly and Lingga. He is 12/13 years old.
Aris was a young male Sumatran Orangutan who was born 18th October 2003 in a zoo in Swizerland. He moved to Monkey World to be with his own kind as he had previously been living with young gorillas in a crecte at Wilhelma Zoo in Germany after he was rejected by his mother. He arrived at Monkey World on 3rd of February 2005. He along with Hsiao-Ning were the first orangutans in the orangutan nursery. He was moved to Gordon's Group in early December 2007. Aris was later given a warning bite to the leg by Hsiao-Quai after he started playing rough with Hsiao-Quai's son Kai and later got it stitched up. However something went wrong and that night he had a stroke. The primate care staff tried to help him for a few days but Aris didn't improve. He was put to sleep on 5th Decmber 2007. He was 4 years old.
Jin is a male Bornean Orangutan and was born at Monkey World on 12th November 2009. He is Gordon and Hsiao-Quai's son, Kai's younger half-brother, Awan's adoptive brother and Amy and Banghi's grandson. He currently lives in the nursery. He is 8 years old.
Hsiao-Ning is a female Bornean Orangutan who was born at Monkey World on 31st August 2003. She is Tuan and RoRo's daughter, Dinda's older sister and Kai and Awan's half-sister. She was rejected by her mother and was hand reared until she could join the nursery. Upon reaching adolescence, Hsiao-Ning was placed in Gordon's Group, but was unable to fit in. She now lives at Rostock Zoo in Germany with Dinda and two other orangutans. In 2017, Hsiao-Ning gave birth to a daughter named Niah and has been able to care for her. She is 15 years old.
Lucky is a female Bornean Orangutan and is estimated to have been born in 1995. She was wild born, but was taken from the wild for the illegal pet trade. She was confisacted from an amusement arcade and was taken to Pingtung Rescue Centre where she shared an enclosure with Hsiao-Quai and Hsiao-Lan. She arrived at Monkey World in 2001 with Hsiao-Quai. They were later joined by Hsiao-Lan the following year. She now lives in Tuan's Group. She is 22/23 years old.