The weather here in Nicholasville, KY has been scorching this summer! The primates love to cool off with tasty frozen treats, like homemade juice pops or frozen grapes, but their favorite way to beat the heat is with a pool party!

Inside each monkey enclosure are black rubber tubs that can be filled with water and turned into pools. Most monkeys, like the ones pictured below, love to sit on the edge and splash their toes in the cool water. However, some younger monkeys enjoy diving all the way under—follow the link below to watch a video of them splashing around!

https://youtu.be/aY-idNhkIyk

 

Long-tailed macaques, Tonya (left) and Toby (right)

Long-tailed macaque, Ciera

Pigtail macaque, Maddie

Long-tailed macaque, Junior

Rhesus macaque, Rainey

Japanese macaque, Jake

The chimpanzees love a good pool party just as much as the monkeys do! On hot summer days, the PRC caretakers and volunteers fill up plastic baby pools with water and add various kinds of enrichment. The pools are filled with scented bath soaps, sponges, toothbrushes and washcloths. The chimps spend the day soaking the sponges up with water, which they then either drink from or use to “clean” parts of their enclosure by rubbing the wet, soapy sponges on the windows or walls. In the pictures below, you can see the chimps scavenging for frozen berries and playing with their pool toys.  Follow the link below to watch a video of the chimps’ most recent pool party.

https://youtu.be/ov9D11Wh_Sc

Noelle

Martina

Rodney

Martina

Zulu

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2515 Bethel Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 858-4866

 

Financial Commitment

Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. We maximize the use of donor funds, ensuring the greatest impact for the primates. Due to the generosity of a single donor who currently covers our annual fundraising and administrative expenses, 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to the care of the monkeys and apes who have found a safe haven with us. We are totally transparent and accountable for every action we take. Our financial statements are audited on a yearly basis. READ MORE

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