The Banana Republic Games

The Bonobo Confederation

Bonobos share about 98.7% of their DNA with humans, and thus are our closest living relatives. They are peaceful, cooperative, empathetic, loving, beautiful creatures - just like us when we are at our best. They are very bipedal, and are good runners. They have formed a confederation with their neighboring troops to cooperate for common action and the greater good.

The Gorilla Nation

Gorillas are the world's largest primates. They are also closely related to humans, with 98% of their DNA identical to that of Homo sapiens. They are very intelligent and are great communicators, very strong and are good at running. The Gorilla Nation is a force to be reckoned with in the coming games.

The Chimpanzee Colony

Chimpanzee's share about 98.5% of their DNA with humans. They also walk upright like Humans and Bonobos, love hugs, and like to laugh and play around. The Chimpanzee Colony doesn't have the numbers that some of the other troops do, but they make up for it with intelligence, speed, and dexterity.

The Macaque Mainland

Macaques share about 93% of their DNA with humans. Macaques have a stocky body and a face that resembles humans more than other primates. They are also bipedal when they are carrying objects. They are very intelligent and adaptable and are good at passing on learned behaviours to future generations. They are going to be a strong contender in The Games.

The Orangutan Outlands

Orangutan's share about 97% of their DNA with humans. However, humans share at least 28 unique physical characteristics with orangutans but only 2 with chimps & bonobos and 7 with gorillas, so they may be seen as our closest relative. The name in Malay literally means 'person of the forest'. They have extremely long arms and are great wrestlers. They are not as social and cooperative as other troops, but they have tremendous strength and will be coming out in force.

The Spider Monkey State

Spider monkeys have long thin limbs and tails: it’s not difficult to see how these primates got their name! They are the most intelligent New World monkeys. They make barking sounds to deter predators. They are called the ‘trapeze artists of the jungle’. Watch out for them in the gymnastics arena!