Dehlia was given safe haven here in 2002 at the estimated age of two years old after being found abandoned in a vacant apartment in Washington, DC. As a result of the neglect, she arrived at the PRC malnourished and dangerously thin. But she’s since regained her lost weight, and these days this cheerful monkey actually shows a bit of a potbelly. Dehlia is a fairly shy monkey, but is very chatty with her caregivers and primate companions and loves to give a squeal hello when anyone passes by her enclosure. She also can be heard squealing with delight each morning when breakfast arrives – especially if there are bananas involved! Dehlia will go from basket to basket to scoop up as many bananas as she can find. She also loves to munch on seeds, nuts, and popcorn found in her forage pool. She makes quite a mess digging through the pine shavings to find the treats hidden underneath. In the afternoons Dehlia loves to nap with her primate friends, and can often be found snuggled up near one of them as she dozes off to sleep. 

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...

Unlikely Friends

One of the most interesting and unconventional groups at the PRC consists of three spider monkeys and one siamang gibbon. These four friends have lived happily together for over a decade in an enclosure designed to fit each species needs. They all love to spend...

Spider Tails

Some of the most interesting monkeys at the Primate Rescue Center are our three spider monkeys; Chester, Bisou, and Dehlia.  Unlike most other monkeys, spider monkeys have incredibly strong, prehensile tails that can do just about anything that an arm and hand...