Bubbles is a former pet from Louisville, Kentucky who arrived at the PRC in 2012. She had been illegally purchased by her owner after the passage of the 2005 state regulation banning the private ownership of all primates and other exotic animals in Kentucky, and was confiscated by Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. Bubbles is now thriving with her friend and companion Dewey, with whom she can spend afternoons in the sunshine grooming and foraging for seeds and nuts. Bubbles is a very petite monkey, which makes it easy for Dewey to wrap his arms around her and cuddle up for a nap. Bubbles is an excellent groomer and is sure to comb through Dewey’s hair from head to toe each day. Bubbles loves to eat broccoli, pistachios, spinach, grapes, bananas, and hard-boiled eggs.

Eating Green

The Primate Rescue Center is surrounded by lush green landscape that provides a shaded and secluded setting. Not only does this provide a peaceful sanctuary home for the residents, it offers access to lots of yummy browse for their diet! The bulk of the primates...

Sharing the Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! At the Primate Rescue Center, we are so fortunate to have supporters who show us love. Whether it’s by sharing our social media posts, donating to our fundraisers or sending goodies for the primates – we feel the love! We are so grateful and...

Spring Fever

The chimps are kissing winter goodbye and embracing sun-filled days spent lounging, grooming and playing in their massive outdoor enclosure. What better way to ring in springtime festivities than by throwing the first outdoor chimp party of the season? Our...

The Importance of Grooming

Whether in the wild or in captivity, chimpanzees and monkeys spend a large portion of their time grooming one another. Grooming is not only a great way to keep everyone clean and comfortable, it is also a great way to build and maintain good relationships within a...