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.
Visit The Sanctuary
Become part of the Primate Rescue Center member family and join us at our exclusive members only events.
Adopt A Primate
By becoming a Primate Pal you will help support the medical, nutritional and enrichment needs of one or more of our residents for an entire year.
Our 100% Promise
The generosity of a single donor covers all of our annual fund-raising and administrative expenses — 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to the care of the monkeys and apes who have found a safe haven with us!
Every person has the potential to make a difference in the life of a primate. Whether you become a PRC member, raise your voice on an issue, or join our community of volunteers, the actions you take make a loud statement that primates everywhere matter.
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.
Merry “Chimpmas” 2022
It’s that time again – the 2022 PRC Chimpmas Holiday Wishlist is here! Each year we look forward to this festive season so that we can spoil all the amazing PRC primates with a little extra holiday cheer. The monkeys and apes have all made their Chimpmas Wishlists, and we hope that you will enjoy making their Chimpmas dreams come true!
Chimps show off their ‘signature’ drum beats
Wild chimpanzees have their own "signature drumming style" according to scientists. Researchers who followed and studied chimps in the Ugandan rainforest found that the animals drum out messages to one another on tree roots.
Study reports first evidence of social relationships between chimpanzees, gorillas
A long-term study led by primatologist Crickette Sanz at Washington University in St. Louis reveals the first evidence of lasting social relationships between chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild.