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 8 chimpanzees and a variety of monkey species.
News & Sanctuary Blog
We currently provide lifetime care and a safe haven for 8 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.
Think that GIF of the smoking chimp is funny? The chimp wasn’t laughing Mongabay Series: Great Apes by Tina Deines on 17 November 2021 While a GIF of an ape engaging in “human” behavior may seem cute, the animals used to create such images were often subjected to...
She may not be Rembrandt or Pablo Picasso, but Molly the orangutan drew more than 1000 pictures over her lifetime. Now, one of the largest studies of nonhuman primate drawings to date—including hundreds of works by Molly and her ape companions at a Japanese zoo-reveal distinct individual differences in styles and ability. Some of the pictures appeared to change with the season, perhaps indicative of an orangutan’s mood.
It's tempting to see all the hugs, rubs and lip smacks among animals as something they share with us humans. But there's a critical difference: The animals mean it.