Mandy is a female Crested Black Macaque who was born on February 1, 1997. She was formerly a pet in Missouri, but her owners decided she needed the companionship of other monkeys rather than humans. She came to live at the Primate Rescue Center in 2005.

Mandy now lives with Maggie, another Crested Black/Moor Macaque. The two girls are very close, spending most of their day grooming and chatting with each other. Mandy is a very vocal monkey, and likes to “talk” to anyone who will listen. She eagerly lip-smacks and chatters to her caregivers or any volunteers she sees around the property. She also enjoys digging for treats in her forage pool, although eventually she and Maggie decide to dump all the shavings out of the pool rather than digging through it. Mandy gets most excited when she finds peanuts in her forage pool, and eagerly cracks them open while telling Maggie all about it. Mandy has big, friendly eyes, a large red bottom, and beautiful black hair. She is also known for the wild mohawk hairstyle on her head which looks a little different everyday, especially if Maggie has just groomed her. 

One Chatty Maggie!

We believe that Maggie may have both moor macaque and black-crested macaque genes. It is not uncommon for pet monkey breeders to disregard genetic differentiations between species. Maggie is a sweet, chatty girl who was rescued by the PRC from a private home in...

Two peas in a pod!

Crested black macaques, also known as Sulawesi macaques, are an old world monkey species found on a group of Indonesian Islands. They have several striking features, such as their reddish-brown eyes, long muzzle with high cheekbones, and a long hair tuft at the top...

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...