Luc was a boy whose mother and sister died from the worm and his dad was always working resulting in him never returning home . Once Luc's mom and sister passed he became an orphan living in a group home with other boys and a cruel master named "Monsieur Tatagani".
In order to pay off debt Luc worked in a little bar where he would clean up. One day a man going by the name "Prof" who was very educated, had a pet monkey named Omar and was carrying a shiny briefcase stopped by the bar. Pro offered Luc a job and Luc accepted.
When carrying the case for Prof, he decided to steal it and attempt to see the treasures but Prof found him back at the group home. Luc thought he was going to be in a lot of trouble but Prof offered money to the Monsieur and Luc was sold. Prof was on a mission to go to the Jungle and help save endangered Chimps also know as "Mock-men".
When Prof and Luc first arrived in the jungle Luc worried that Monisuer would find them becuase Prof had given him fake money but, prof told him they were far away. Luc, Prof and Omar had their first encounter with chimps who Luc gave them the names Beggar(mother), Mango(daughter) and Drummer(son). Drummer being a dominate male had a hard time getting used to the humans was very aggressive.
Beggar was really sick from having a infected wound in her back from a arrow and she later passed away. One night a leopard came and was trying to attack Prof but drummer came and help fought the leopard off resulting, in him having a lame leg. Just when Luc was getting use to the Jungle Prof became very sick leaving him to take care of everything. Mango got stuck in a tree while drummer was away and Luc went out to get her and when he came back the tent was empty.
Luc wished for Prof's return but he sadly never did, so Luc was now all alone with Drummer Mango and Omar. Luc decided to move his spot to a lagoon where he found other chimps but they weren't inviting. Drummer tried to interact with the other males but they bullied and ignored him. Luc learned from past experience with Drummer that mock-men were really scared of noise and taught drummer how to use Profs case to make him a dominate male of the new troop.