A Sanctuary for Primates In Need
The Primate Rescue Center is a nonprofit sanctuary providing lifetime care to nearly 50 primates, including a group of 9 chimpanzees and a variety of monkey species.
News & Sanctuary Blog
We currently provide lifetime care and a safe haven for 9 chimpanzees and over 40 monkeys. In addition, we collaborate with a nationwide network of primate sanctuaries to rescue and relocate animals in need. Below are the latest updates from us here at the Primate Rescue Center.
In a new study, UK researchers established that "lip-smacking," a typical behavior seen in chimps, happens in the same timing range as human mouths when they speak.
When Jane Goodall first witnessed chimpanzees using sticks to “fish” for termites, she toppled the notion that only humans use tools. Now, a new study has shown groups of chimps fish using their own cultural techniques, which they pass down to successive generations, New Scientist reports.
Human respiratory viruses are already the leading cause of death in chimp communities at Kibale and at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall worked, according to a study by Goldberg and colleagues. Now, as COVID-19 spreads closer to endangered great apes in Africa and Asia, researchers and veterinarians are gearing up to protect the apes as well as local people.