Part of our daily routine at the PRC is making lunch and dinner for the primates. We have created a Daily Cookbook full of different, creative recipes that the staff has formulated to be healthy and nutritious for our residents.  

This recipe is measured to feed lunch for the chimps and a smaller portion to the monkeys for dinner. Most of our recipes look and smell so delicious that the staff and volunteers always want to try a bite! Each day is always different from the next and our residents never get the same meal over several weeks. Our staff just loves to invent new recipes, so we are always adding to our cookbook!

Below is definitely a favorite for our chimps and monkeys, and we would like to share it with you! Try it at home and see what you think! Remember, this is a large portion (feeding 50 primates) so you will need to cut down.

Coconut Infused Berries and Melon


10 cups of watermelon
10 cups of strawberries
2 cups of apples
2 cups of coconut water
6 Tbsp coconut flakes                      


Mix coconut water and coconut flakes in separate bowl and set aside. Chop strawberries, watermelon, and apples. Soak strawberries, watermelon, and apples in coconut water for 10 minutes.

We chop our food into ½ inch pieces so our monkeys are able to get every ingredient into their 2 oz cup