Carlos arrived at the sanctuary in September 2013 at a very young age – only 14 weeks old! He had been rescued from a pet situation in Texas and was brought to the PRC so that he could be raised by monkeys and live a more normal primate life. Carlos was initially introduced to Dewey and Crunchy, an older monkey couple who comforted tiny Carlos, made sure he was warm and safe, and taught him all about being a monkey. Now that Carlos is all grown up, he has become a strong and energetic monkey who loves to play with enrichment and search for hidden treats in his enclosure. He’s always happy to see his caregivers when they bring him his meals, and he is sure to greet them with a sweet macaque lip smack.

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...

A Mother’s Love

When we think of Mother’s Day, it’s usually a day to spend time with mothers and show them our appreciation and love. But not everyone is that lucky. Human, ape, and monkey alike, some of us aren’t able to be with our mother on this special day. Most primates...

Four Fantastic Friends!

Carlos, Rainey, Luke and Ciera are a fun and feisty group of monkeys who call the PRC home! They all came from different backgrounds, but they have found companionship in each other and they enjoy living together. Carlos is a long-tailed macaque who arrived at the...

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...

How to Eat and Run!

All animals have unique traits that help them survive in their natural habitats. It’s interesting to see the qualities that some animals share, and the ways that they can benefit from them. One of the unique characteristics that some monkeys, as well as a few other...

Carlos Turns 1!

Baby Carlos turned 1 year old on June 13th and he has changed so much! When Carlos arrived in September, he was only 3 months old and wanted a lot of attention from the caretakers. He was nervous at first, but he came to love it here. The caretakers made quick work...

Meet Carlos

We have added a new member to the PRC family. Carlos, a Long Tailed Macaque, arrived at the Primate Rescue Center in September at only 16 weeks old. The family that adopted him realized that monkeys shouldn’t be pets, and they wanted Carlos to live his life with...

Carlos the Long Tailed Macaque

The exotic animal pet industry is rife with ethical problems. One of the more disturbing consequences of the pet trade is that infant monkeys are highly desirable and profitable to breeders and so are prematurely taken from their mother’s care and do...