Napoleon and Sally, 1916 film
This is a list of nonhuman
apes of encyclopedic interest. It includes individual apes ( chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans and gibbons) which are in some way famous or notable.
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Actors and actresses
Bam Bam, an orangutan, played
Precious on the soap opera . Passions  Çarli (born 1993), a chimp, starred in the live-action movie
(1994) and in the The Jungle Book Turkish television series Çarli before retiring to Monkey World in Dorset, UK.  Manis, an orangutan, played Clyde in the
Clint Eastwood action-comedy film (1978), but not in the 1980 sequel Every Which Way But Loose Any Which Way You Can, as the "child actor" had outgrown his part. His successor died shortly after the film. C.J., an orangutan, played in the 1981 film
Tarzan the Ape Man. Clara, a chimp, played Livingston in the movie comedy
(1991). Delicatessen  Evie (short for Evolution), a chimp, played
robot dog Muffit II in the original 1978 television series. Battlestar Galactica 
J. Fred Muggs (a chimp born 1952) was a "co-host" with Dave Garroway on NBC's in the 1950s. Today Show
Jiggs (chimpanzee) was the first Cheeta in the Tarzan films in the 1930s. Judy, a pet chimp of the family, was depicted in the 1960s CBS series,
She also played the Penny Robinson character's pet chimp, Debbie, in the simultaneously running Daktari. Lost in Space.  Kwanza (or Kwan), a gorilla, played Sidney in the romance movie
(2000) with Return to Me Minnie Driver and David Duchovny. Kwan currently lives at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.  Louie, a juvenile chimp actor, played on numerous music videos, TV commercials , and starred in the Carpet Monkey commercials that went viral in 2007 for
on MTV. Louie retired to Little Rock Zoo with his brother Mikey in 2008. Louie died at the zoo in August 2011 from an immunodeficiency disorder, one week short of his seventh birthday. Human Giant Mowgli, a chimp, was a guest on
CNBC's and on Dennis Miller Live . Monk  Napoleon and Sally were two chimps which starred in more than 40 shorts around 1916.
 Oscar, a young chimpanzee, was the subject of a 2012 Disney documentary,
. Chimpanzee 
Pankun, a chimp, was featured in Japanese TV shows Tensai! Shimura Dobutsu-en ( Genius! Shimura Zoo) and the TBS program Dobutsu Kiso Tengai! ( Unbelievable Animals!) with bulldog James. Peggy, a chimp, played Bonzo in the 1951 movie comedy
, costarring Bedtime for Bonzo Ronald Reagan. She, and her understudy, died in a tragic zoo fire two weeks after release of her big film.  Anonymous, sometimes known as his pseudonym Bonzo, acted in the film
. Bonzo Goes to College
, a 1987 Project X science fiction suspense-drama film about military animal experimentation, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starred Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, and a multitude of chimpanzee actors:
Willie—Virgil (film's animal star)
Sam (born December 23, 1989, died December 24, 2010), an orangutan, played Dunston in the 1995 movie comedy ; he was trained by Larry Madrid. Dunston Checks In  Zippy, a chimp, rollerskated on United States television in the 1950s.
 Tango, an orangutan, played Suzanne in
Kevin Smith's (2001). Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back  Jonah and his twin, Jacob, both appeared as the chimp Pericles in
, Planet of the Apes (2001 film) , and with Tango in Trunk Monkey Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.  Mikey, a chimpanzee, appeared in the film
Manchurian Candidate (2005), and on Saturday Night Live (2005) and the World Series of Poker (2006). 
Travis (chimpanzee) gained fame through parts he had in commercials ( Old Navy and Coca-Cola) in the 2000s, but was shot by police following a brutal attack on a 55-year-old woman in Stamford, Connecticut.  Tanga, a chimpanzee, played Inga in
Dario Argento's horror film (1985). Phenomena (film) 
Congo (1954–1964)—chimpanzee, abstract impressionist of the late 1950s
Koko (born 1971)—gorilla, widely believed to be able to communicate with humans through sign language
Michael (1973–2000)—silverback gorilla, impressionist painter, was taught American sign language with Koko
Peter, aka Pierre Brassau, a chimpanzee, was the subject of a famous hoax through which the chimp's paintings were presented as the works of unknown French (human) artist "Pierre Brassau". avant-garde
Science and exploration
Abang (born 1966)—orangutan, taught to use and make a stone tool (cutting flake)
Ai (born 1976)—chimpanzee, studied by scientists at Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Bonnie—orangutan, began whistling (mimicking an animal caretaker), which is changing ideas about primate sound repertoires
Chantek (born 1977)—orangutan, involved with language research and ApeNet language-using great ape ambassador Clint—chimpanzee, source of DNA for
Chimpanzee Genome Project, Yerkes Primate Center  Cooper—chimpanzee, studied by Renato Bender and Nicole Bender for swimming and diving behavior in apes
Enos (died 1962)—chimpanzee, spacefaring, after Ham
Flo (died 1972)—chimpanzee, key member of the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community studied by Jane Goodall; received an obituary in the Sunday Times
Frodo (1976–2013)—chimpanzee, baby-eating "bully", attacked Jane Goodall and Gary Larson
Gua—chimpanzee; raised as a child by the Drs. Kellogg alongside their son Donald
Ham the Chimp (1956–1983)—chimpanzee; spacefaring, before Enos
Jenny—orangutan, encountered and described by Charles Darwin in March 1838 at London Zoo. 
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
Lana—chimpanzee, reared at Yerkes National Primate Research Center as part of its language analogue project
Lucy—chimpanzee, cross-fostered and raised by University of Oklahoma psychotherapist
Nim Chimpsky (1973–2000)—chimpanzee, named after linguist Noam Chomsky
Nyota (born 1998)—bonobo, Panbanisha's son
Oliver the chimp—chimpanzee, the so-called "Missing Link", apparent "humanzee"
Panbanisha—bonobo at the same research center as Kanzi
Sarah (chimpanzee)—research primate whose cognitive skills are documented in The Mind of an Ape
Sultan—chimpanzee, used in classic Kohler tool-use studies Suryia—orangutan, studied by Renato Bender and Nicole Bender for swimming and diving behavior in apes
Titus (1974–2009)—gorilla, an extensively observed silverback mountain gorilla
Washoe (1965–2007)—chimpanzee, pioneer ape of hand-signing research
Alfred the Gorilla (1928-40) was the first Gorilla In the U.K live in Bristol.
Ah Meng (1960–2008) was a female Sumatran orangutan and a tourism icon of Singapore. Bill (1946–2007), a long-lived chimpanzee, resided at
Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California for 50 years. 
Binti Jua, a gorilla, saved a boy in 1996.
Bobo (1951–1968), a western lowland gorilla, lived in the Lowman family home in Anacortes, Washington from his infancy until 1953, and then Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle until his death.
Bokito (born 1996), a silverback gorilla, escaped from the Blijdorp Zoo on May 18, 2007 and injured a woman. Bushman, a famous gorilla from Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, died in 1951. While alive, he brought over 100 million visitors to the zoo; his taxidermic remains can now be seen at Chicago's Field Museum.
Charles (born 1972), a wild-born silverback western lowland gorilla, resides at the Toronto Zoo and since 1974 has been renowned for his artwork. Charlie the Chimp (1958–2010), a chimpanzee in a South African Zoo, was taught to smoke and was able to walk upright.
Colo (1956–2017) was both the first gorilla born in captivity and, living to be 60, the oldest gorilla in captivity. She was born in the Columbus Zoo and lived there her entire life. Fifi, the matriarch of the chimpanzees at Sydney's
Taronga Zoo, died on July 19, 2007 at age 60. 
Gust (1952–1988) was a Congolese gorilla that became an icon of the Antwerp Zoo
Guy the Gorilla (1946–1978) was a famous gorilla in London Zoo.
Harambe (1999–2016) was a gorilla shot dead by the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into his enclosure.  Jabari, a 300-lb gorilla at the Dallas Zoo, received national attention when, on Mar. 18, 2004, he escaped and attacked four people, including a toddler during a 40-minute rampage inside the jungle exhibit before being shot to death by police. He was the son of Charles the Gorilla.
Jambo (1961–1992), a gorilla, cared for a boy who fell into his enclosure.
Jenny (1953–2008), a western lowland gorilla, lived at the Dallas Zoo from 1957 until her death, and was the oldest gorilla in captivity at the time of her death.
Jumoke (1989–2008)—western lowland gorilla and the granddaughter of Colo
Ken Allen (1971–2000)—Bornean orangutan at the San Diego Zoo known for his escape artistry Louie (chimpanzee) (2004–2011) — Louie was retired to the LRZ by his owners after a career in the entertainment industry. He was retired to LRZ with his older brother, Mikey.
Massa (1930–1984) — silverback, one of the longest-lived gorilla ever recorded, and second-longest-lived male in captivity, died at age 54
Max (1971–2004) — gorilla in the Johannesburg Zoo, famously apprehended a criminal in 1997, getting shot twice in the process
Pattycake (1972–2013), first baby gorilla born in New York, mother of 10, later died in captivity at Bronx Zoo Samson (1949–1981)—for many years the face of the
Milwaukee County Zoo, one of the largest silverback gorillas on record, weighing 652 lbs in 1973 
Santino, a male chimpanzee at Furuvik zoo in Sweden, was notable for having the cognitive skills for forward planning (calmly collecting stones, and later throwing them at visitors). Sebastian—former resident of the animal orphanage near
Nairobi National Park, Kenya, famous for smoking and not requiring a cage. 
Snowflake (1964–2003), the only known albino lowland gorilla in history anywhere. Temara (born 1993), the first zoo-reared female Sumatran orangutan, was released into Bukit Tigapuluh National Park by Perth Zoo in 2006.
Timmy (gorilla) died at 52 as the oldest male gorilla in North America
Willie B. (1959–2000), a silverback gorilla kept in isolation for 27 years, became head of a troop and father of five. Yeroen, a chimpanzee at the
Arnhem Zoo, was the star of de Waal's "Chimpanzee Politics". 
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