The Monkeys


Meet Jane: One Feisty Female

Meet Jane: One Feisty Female

Jane is a rhesus macaque who is one of two primates born at the Primate Rescue Center—despite our preventative measures. Each non-human male primate living at the sanctuary undergoes a vasectomy procedure by our veterinarian to prevent births in captivity. We still...
Unlikely Friends

Unlikely Friends

One of the most interesting and unconventional groups at the PRC consists of three spider monkeys and one siamang gibbon. These four friends have lived happily together for over a decade in an enclosure designed to fit each species needs. They all love to spend their...
Four Fantastic Friends!

Four Fantastic Friends!

Carlos, Rainey, Luke and Ciera are a fun and feisty group of monkeys who call the PRC home! They all came from different backgrounds, but they have found companionship in each other and they enjoy living together. Carlos is a long-tailed macaque who arrived at the PRC...
Staying warm!

Staying warm!

Winter is in full effect in Kentucky! With temperatures dropping into the single digits recently, helping our residents stay warm is a high priority. Around this time of year, we commonly get questions about how all the primates stay warm. Thankfully there are a few...

10 Reasons Monkeys Should Never Be Pets

If you or a friend are thinking about purchasing any type of primate (ape, monkey, lemur, marmoset, etc.) as a pet, we hope that you will take into consideration the following reasons that primates of any kind make terrible pets and choose not to contribute to the...