Penny was born in the wild but captured as a baby and brought to the United States. She has spent decades in captivity, but she seems to remember much of what she learned while in the wild. The first time Penny was released into a forested habitat at Chimp Haven, she fearlessly walked over to a tall tree and climbed to the very top. She has a bold personality and usually finds a way to get what she wants. Penny often has a look on her face that makes staff think she is plotting to take over the world, but deep down Penny is just a sweet, old girl who likes to hang out with her elderly groupmates. She’s always ready to enthusiastically greet any staff member who pays her attention.