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.

Often, 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 lives with and loves to hang out with his best friend, Stryker. They enjoy grooming and also wrestling/playing rough. He still has occasional playdates with Hannah and Kenzy, and he shares a nighthouse with them.

Bentley’s favorite food is his primate biscuits— he absolutely loves them! He also likes his greens, cucumbers, and sweet potatoes, but he hates broccoli. Bentley loves anything he can forage for– nuts, dried fruits, cereals, dried pasta, air popped popcorn, etc.

Presently, Bentley is the youngest male chimpanzee at the sanctuary.

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Interesting Facts

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


It costs over $25,000 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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