Getting To Know Them Better

Bo is thought to be in his 30s.  He was in the entertainment business in California where he produced at least one infant and then was sent to a Missouri facility before finally ending up in Oklahoma, where he was prior to arriving at the sanctuary with another chimpanzee, Joe. After their arrival, we discovered that Bentley (who was sent to our sanctuary in February of 2018 along with two other former entertainment chimps) is actually the grandson of Bo and Joe!

Bo has a unique high-pitched pant-hoot and he is such a ham! He can be rather jealous and prefers being the center of attention. He loves people and being around his caregivers. Matter of fact, he will often choose to be around people over his food and enrichment.

His favorite foods are…pretty much anything! He’s very food motivated as long as there are not female chimpanzees nearby – he likes to impress them! He recently has been introduced to Maggie and Angel and immediately fell in love with Angel. She is his favorite playmate.

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Bo’s exact birthdate is unknown

Interesting Facts

  • His caregivers describe him as silly, outgoing, and animated


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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