Getting To Know Them Better

Kenzy, Hannah, and Bentley started their lives working for a chimp trainer living in Missouri and Nevada.  As an infant, Kenzy was worked in a movie (Speed Racer) where there were complaints on the movie set about his treatment by the trainer, so the movie did not receive a positive animal welfare rating before its release.  The trainer sold Kenzy (along with Hannah and Bentley) to a private owner who then asked the Center for Great Apes to give them a home where they could live in large spaces and with other chimpanzees.

Kenzy (along with Hannah and Bentley), was moved to the sanctuary in 2018 where he and Bentley have been introduced to Jacob, Ellie, Bella, and Stryker.  He is still learning to live in a group and remains very close to Bentley.

Kenzy was born at a Missouri chimp breeder’s compound and is a brother to Hannah and two of our other residents, Natsu and Chloe.  He is a sweet chimpanzee, extremely vocal and very expressive.  He loves to play chase and is always interested in looking at feet, toes, and boots.

Kenzy loves primate biscuits and all fruits!

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Interesting Facts

  • His caregivers describe him as assertive, playful, and handsome.


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