I was going to start a thread asking about the history of chimpanzees at Adelaide Zoo, but then figured it would be nice to have a general great ape thread for any news, updates and information sharing. To my knowledge, it is intended that Monarto Zoo will acquire additional female chimpanzees whenever it is possible. It does sound like it might have to wait until the fallout from the upcoming introductions at Taronga is revealed. I have also been told that it would be preferable not to bring in chimps who will be familiar/potential allies to any of the males. I guess time will tell. The younger female, Galatea, is presently on a contraceptive implant, but it is believed to be wearing off as she is starting to cycle. She is very maternal towards both Zuri and little Enzi, and I would be thrilled for her if she was to have an infant of her own. Back to my original question... is anyone familiar with the history of chimpanzees at Adelaide Zoo? The last three to be housed there were the trio of Fimi (who arrived from Germany), and offspring Sanda (female born in 1985) and Tsotsi (male born in 1989). Fimi passed away at Hamilton Zoo several years ago, and Sanda is at Hamilton with her new infant. Tsotsi is at Monarto. Sanda and Tsotsi were fathered by Peter, who I have very little knowledge of, other than that he died when Tsotsi was young. Does anyone know anything about Peter? I've added some photos of Monarto's chimpanzees to the gallery if anyone wants a look.