Spider Monkeys


Spider monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Peru, Bolivia, and central Brazil. With four lanky, spindly limbs and long prehensile tails, which they use like a powerful fifth hand, these large and unusually nimble New World monkeys swing gracefully from one tree branch to another (a maneuver known as brachiation) in their daytime search for fruit—the mainstay of their diets. Spider monkeys have coarse hair; narrow, hook-like hands that lack thumbs; and small, hairless faces. In the wild, these social monkeys form groups as large as two dozen individuals; when threatened, they attempt to scare off intruders with vocalizations that may sound like anything from human shrieks to a dog’s bark and a horse’s whinny. There are seven species of spider monkey, two of which are designated as critically endangered due to such threats as human hunting and logging.



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Chester is a former pet who arrived here in 2002 and has made his presence known: rowdy and disruptive, he’s an imposing force.

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Dehlia was given safe haven here in 2002 after being found abandoned in a vacant apartment. She arrived at the PRC malnourished and dangerously thin.

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Bisou is French for “kiss,” and there’s no mistaking why this small and shy gal is so named: when greeting someone, she often puckers up with a kiss-face.

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Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. We maximize the use of donor funds, ensuring the greatest impact for the primates. Due to the generosity of a single donor who currently covers our annual fundraising 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. We are totally transparent and accountable for every action we take. Our financial statements are audited on a yearly basis. READ MORE

2515 Bethel Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 858-4866

 

Financial Commitment

Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. We maximize the use of donor funds, ensuring the greatest impact for the primates. Due to the generosity of a single donor who currently covers our annual fundraising 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. We are totally transparent and accountable for every action we take. Our financial statements are audited on a yearly basis. READ MORE

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