The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa Chimp Eden - Group 1


Group 1

  • Origin: Sudan
  • Gender: Female
  • Year of Birth: 2005


Mary’s mother was shot by poachers in the Congo as bushmeat and Mary was smuggled across the border into the Sudan. The Sudanese military confiscated her and she was taken to a safe house. Here she was introduced to six other infants (Marco, Mowgli, Bazia, Charlene, Azzie and Tamu). They were all transferred to the sanctuary together and quarantined in 2008.

Useful Info

Mary is a feisty and independent young female. She knows how to stand up for herself and rarely asks for help from her peers. She has a strong bond with Bazia, who is around the same age. Having more self-confidence than Bazia, Mary is often the one comforting her friend or standing up for her in confrontations with others.