Bentley, Owen Teague and the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Actor Owen Teague, who stars in the lead role of Noa in “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes", visited the Center for Great Apes to immerse himself in the world of chimpanzees. During his time spent at the Center for Great Apes, Teague studied the behaviors and mannerisms of Bentley, a resident chimpanzee.

Bentley the chimpanzee who lives at Center for Great Apes
About Bentley

Meet our youngest chimpanzee, Bentley, and learn more about how actor Owen Teague studied Bentley for his role in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

Good Morning America

Owen Teague, Kevin Durand, George Stephanopoulus, Michael Strahan,  Robin Roberts, talk about how actor Owen Teague studied at the sanctuary for his role.

Bentley cropped t-shirt for Center for Great Apes
Bentley T-Shirt

Support the sanctuary when you purchase a limited edition t-shirt featuring chimpanzee Bentley. Visit our Support tab for additional ways to be involved.

Sophie Flay got a special crash course in "ape school" from Kevin Durand, Owen Teague and the film's "movement coordinator," Alain Gauthier.
Ape School - ABC7NYC

On The Red Carpet's Sophie Flay got a special crash course in "ape school" from Kevin Durand, Owen Teague and the film's "movement coordinator," Alain Gauthier.

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Actor Owen Teague shares his experience with Bentley, Bubbles and other chimpanzees at the Center for Great Apes on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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