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.
Smuggled spider monkeys confiscated at Texas border crossing
Smuggled spider monkeys confiscated at Texas border crossing U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials found four endangered spider monkeys in a duffle bag during a Dec. 30 inspection of a vehicle crossing into Progreso, Texas. (CBP Photo) by: Sandra Sanchez Fox8...
Chimpanzee mother tends her son’s wound by applying insects
Chimpanzee mother tends her son’s wound by applying insects It's a dazzling display of prosocial behavior among great apes. by Tibi Puiu February 7, 2022 ZMEScience.com This photo shows a chimpanzee female, Roxy, applying an insect to a wound on the face of an...
Think that GIF of the smoking chimp is funny? The chimp wasn’t laughing
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...