Est. Date of birth 1996


My name is Mawa and I arrived to Ngamba in 1999. I have to live in the holding facility because my favorite thing to do along with my buddy Asega is jump the electric fence! The caregivers call me the ‘Escape Artist’ and I used to love making them chase me around the island. Now I spend my days running around the enclosure and doing sommersaults and the caregivers keep me very busy with all kind of enrichment activities like searching for peanuts hidden among leaves. Asega always finds his first but I still consider myself the smartest chimp on the island.