Jimoh was born in the wild and taken from his natural environment at a young age. He spent most of his life in biomedical research. When he arrived at Chimp Haven he remembered his natural behaviors. He likes to roam the forest, climb trees and eat leaves or other natural items he finds in the forest.
Jimoh is a natural leader and is respected by the other chimpanzees in his group. He is a quiet and older male who can be dominant through intelligence and his social skills rather than brute strength. He is a great example for younger males in his group. Jimoh is often referred to as “Grampa Jimmy” by Chimp Haven caregivers.