Bucky lived as a pet in Lawrenceburg, KY with his longtime companion, Timmy, until their owner surrendered them to the PRC in 2013. These inseparable buddies are still housed together at the PRC, and they make full use of their indoor and outdoor space. Bucky loves being snuggled up inside his warm house, but on sunny days he will venture outside and explore his outdoor enclosure. He enjoys catching bugs, foraging for treats, spending time with his friend Timmy, and watching local wildlife around the creek and any neighboring monkey drama.
The unique culture of nut-cracking chimpanzees has been selected for conservation by the UN, marking the first time an animal activity has been preserved by the international body.
Anderson Cooper talks with Dr. Jane Goodall, legendary conservationist, about humans' interactions with animals and how we can avoid pandemics like the novel coronavirus.
A headline-grabbing murder-for-hire plot helped expose the dark side of exotic animal ownership in the U.S. Is there now enough momentum to reform the industry?
Asha, 12 and Jia Fitzpatrick, 10, stopped eating cereal and started a petition because they were concerned about the effect palm oil farming affects orangutans.
The Primate Rescue Center’s mission is to alleviate the suffering of primates wherever it occurs, with the goal of rescue, rehabilitation, and recovery for each individual primate we welcome to the sanctuary. Most of the primates we rescue have come from private...
Executive Director Eileen Dunnington was recently a guest on Family Practice Associates of Lexington's YouTube channel program, speaking with them about the PRC.
At the PRC, we strive to give the chimpanzees an environment that mimics activities they would experience in the wild. Chimpanzees naturally forage feed, meaning they dig and look through materials in search of food. We replicate this with a twice-daily group...
Humans are not the only mammals to form bonded pairs — many other animals do, including a fair number of nonhuman primates. But why did pair-bonding develop in the first place? New research delves into this question.
In honor of each and every one of our beloved Primate Pals, we will be celebrating the first annual Primate Pal Appreciation Week on Facebook from February 24 – 28! We are going to be kicking off this appreciation week on Monday, February 24, and feature posts all...
Lydia Denworth on the Science of Social Groups and the Bonds That Keep Us Alive