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Monkey Found in Bath County, Named Andi in Contest

Erika Fleury September 26, 2015

The Primate Rescue Center, held a naming contest last week.

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More Rare Chimps than Expected Found in Unprotected Landscape

Erika Fleury September 25, 2015

A University of Southern California study reveals that hundreds of eastern chimpanzees inhabit a region of rapidly shrinking forest fragments in Uganda.

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Mauling, Escapes and Abuse: 6 Small Zoos, 80 Sick or Dead Animals

Erika Fleury September 18, 2015

There are a host of ­problems identified at six small zoos in Maryland and Virginia that are popular destinations for ­Washington-area families. Over the past decade, more than 80 animals have died, been injured or become ill because of neglect at the zoos, and more than 200 others were kept in inhumane conditions, according to hundreds of pages of federal inspection reports, interviews with keepers and court documents. Minor problems were reported at four more zoos.

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Monkey Bites Boy at TX Restaurant

Erika Fleury September 18, 2015

Cody the monkey has a day job - visiting with people at Ms. Monkey's Emporium. Owner Robert Williams said on Sept. 5 during the last show of the day a boy behind him pulled on Cody, causing the monkey to bite him to get free.

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Bath Co. Monkey Settling In To New Home At Primate Rescue Center

Erika Fleury September 16, 2015

One week after a monkey on the loose was captured in Bath County, Kentucky, PRC rescuers say he is on the road to recovery.

Click the link to access video footage of the PRC's newest resident!

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Should Apes Be Saved From Ebola?

Erika Fleury September 14, 2015

Scientists and conservationists can't agree on which is a bigger threat to chimpanzees: the disease, or the medical research that might lead to an animal vaccine for it.

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Chimpanzees Deemed Endangered by U.S.—What’s It Mean?

Erika Fleury September 14, 2015

Captive chimps now enjoy the same protections as their wild brethren, but many retired research chimps still don't have a place to go, advocates say.

This article is from June 2015 but we are posting it on September 14, 2015, the day that the increased protections for chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act goes into effect. To learn what this means, read the full story.

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Expert: Monkey Used in Research Before It Was Captured in Bath County

Erika Fleury September 10, 2015

A monkey that was captured in Kentucky's Bath County probably came from a research center, April Truitt, Executive Director of the Primate Resceu Center, said. The 10-year-old male rhesus macaque had a tattoo of a code on its chest.

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Adult Rhesus Monkey Captured in Eastern Kentucky

Erika Fleury September 10, 2015

The PRC gained a new resident, unexpectedly, when a male macaque was captured earlier this week in eastern Kentucky. How the adult Rhesus made it to the region is unknown. He has a chest tattoo, which is typical for laboratory animals, but it is believed that somehow the monkey became a pet.

The monkey’s tattoo indicates he was born in August 2005, which is when Kentucky banned owning a monkey as a pet.

Click to contribute to the care of Mystery Monkey #0805355.

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Stranded on Liberia’s Lab Chimp Islands

Erika Fleury September 07, 2015

A group of 66 tame chimpanzees used for US medical testing faces being abandoned on six Liberian islands amid a potential funding crisis.

The Primate Rescue Center, as part of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, is part of the coalition working to help these chimpanzees.

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