Taken from his mother at a very young age, Jorly spent much of his life living in a small cage in a zoo. Having spent more time with people than chimps, Jorly had difficulty interacting with the Tchimpounga chimps. His caregivers did the best they could to provide comfort, but Jorly only came into his own when another chimp, Bernard, arrived. The pair quickly bonded and became best friends. Now Jorly feels at home on Tchindzoulou Island.