Getting To Know Them Better

Kenzy, Hannah, and Bentley started their lives working for a chimp trainer living in Missouri and Nevada. For most of their infancy, they were moved around in small, single crate cages inside a van while the trainer tried to get work using the chimpanzees in Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Las Vegas.

Chimpanzees with these early life experiences have many difficulties to overcome. We know that with patience and compassionate care, these chimpanzees will become more confident and normal in their interactions with others of their own species.

Bentley is a handsome and playful chimpanzee who loves to play with his best friend Kenzy. He has also been introduced to new friends and he has done well, even though he is a bit awkward. His favorite new playmate is Bella.  Bentley’s favorite food is his primate chow— he absolutely loves it!  He also likes his greens, cucumbers, and sweet potatoes, but he hates broccoli.

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Interesting Facts

  • His caregivers describe him as goofy, smart, and friendly


It costs $22,000 a year to care for one of our apes. By symbolically adopting the ape of your choice for a one-time donation of $300 OR just $25 a month for one year, you are helping ensure the health, safety, and well-being of your orangutan or chimpanzee.

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In addition to cash donations, the Center for Great Apes is always in need of food, enrichment items, and supplies. We welcome gifts of all kinds.


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