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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.

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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!

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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 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.

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...

CHIMPS, HUMANS, AND MONKEYS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

CHIMPS, HUMANS, AND MONKEYS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

It’s finally time to set the record straight: As much as we all love monkeys, Dr. Goodall’s studies and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute have primarily focused on chimpanzees, not monkeys. Now, I know your next question is probably, “But aren’t chimps the same thing as monkeys?” and the answer is, they are not! So what’s the difference and why does it matter?