Ned arrived at Chimp Haven in April 2014. Ned experienced head trauma as an infant causing impaired mobility and cognition. Ned’s global damage to his brain makes social interactions with other chimpanzees very difficult.
In spite of his issues, Ned has become a favorite among staff and some chimpanzees in his group. Lovingly referred to as “Nedder” by care staff, he has been introduced to new friends, Monkey, Sassy and Paula, who care for and protect him and have aided him in his transition to retirement. With encouragement, he has begun to figure out life at Chimp Haven and is enjoying his freedom.