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.
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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.
Orangutan drawings change with season and mood
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.
Opinion: Hugging is common and meaningful in the animal kingdom
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.
Chimpmas Time is Here!
It’s that time again… The apes and monkeys have been good all year and are hoping that their Chimpmas wishes will come true! Everyone thought long and hard about what they would love most this year and we have put together their list here. Many of the items they...