The Monkeys


Vernon’s Path Toward Recovery

Vernon’s Path Toward Recovery

Over the past thirty years, the Primate Rescue Center has rescued monkeys from a diverse array of pet situations and laboratories, with individuals exposed to a variety of living conditions and levels of care. What all of these monkeys have in common is the trauma...
What’s that Smell?

What’s that Smell?

When visiting the capuchin enclosure at the PRC, one of the first things you will notice is a large, beefy monkey named Louie! Louie is a former pet from Virginia who arrived at the PRC in 2004 at the age of 2. He is the largest monkey in the group of five, and he is...
Blissful Bucky

Blissful Bucky

Bucky and his long-time companion Timmy started their lives as “pets” in a human home. They came to live at the Primate Rescue Center in 2013 after their owner decided to surrender them and allow them to live out their lives in sanctuary. They continue to live...
Dewey’s Journey

Dewey’s Journey

The Primate Rescue Center’s mission is to alleviate the suffering of primates wherever it occurs, with the goal of rescue, rehabilitation, and recovery for each individual primate we welcome to the sanctuary. Most of the primates we rescue have come from private...
Attention All Primate Pals!

Attention All Primate Pals!

In honor of each and every one of our beloved Primate Pals, we will be celebrating the first annual Primate Pal Appreciation Week on Facebook from February 24 – 28! We are going to be kicking off this appreciation week on Monday, February 24, and feature posts all...