Jake arrived at the PRC in 2003 after animal-control officers found him roaming a residential area of Cincinnati, Ohio. After an examination from our veterinarian, we estimated Jake was born in 1997. Jake’s former life may have been a mystery, but we soon discovered one of his pleasures – splashing in a plastic kiddie pool of water, in much the same way that wild Japanese Macaques bathe in hot springs. Jake is a rather quiet and shy monkey, but has adjusted well to the peacefulness of sanctuary life.

Jake likes to play with large stuffed animals, grooming them and dragging them lovingly around his enclosure. Never letting them out of his sight. He also loves to forage through straw or pine shavings for enriching snacks and toys.

Jake is one of the largest and most striking monkey residents at the PRC. His beautiful, long, silvery hair shimmers in the sunlight, and his eyes are wise and kind. We are so grateful that Jake found his peaceful forever home at the PRC.

Jake and Japanese Macaques

My name is Alister Brown. I interned at the Primate Rescue Center from May to September in 2021. During my time, I was able to grow close to all of the primates on the property. Since I lived in the same building as the chimpanzees, I grew especially close to all...

Chimpmas Day Festivities Wrap Up

Thanks to our generous donors, Primate Pals and friends of the PRC who donated tons of toys, gifts and tasty snacks, the chimps and monkeys had an awesome time last month opening all of their presents on “Chimpmas” day.

Attention All Primate Pals!

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...

A Splashtastic Summer!

The weather here in Nicholasville, KY has been scorching this summer! The primates love to cool off with tasty frozen treats, like homemade juice pops or frozen grapes, but their favorite way to beat the heat is with a pool party! Inside each monkey enclosure are...