Mojo arrived at the Primate Rescue Center in June 2021 after initially spending some time at Peaceable Primate Sanctuary in Indiana (beginning in September 2020) until we were ready to receive him. Mojo was placed in sanctuary care after many years living in a human home in Richmond, Kentucky. We estimate that Mojo was about 20 years old at the time of his arrival. Mojo is tall and thin, with not many teeth left, so we make sure to provide him with foods that he can easily chew and digest as well as extra supplements to his diet to keep him strong and healthy. Mojo currently lives with fellow long-tailed macaque Bubbles, and this pair are very cuddly and love to spend time grooming one another. They even like to hold hands! Mojo also loves blankets and stuffed animal toys, and you can often find him with a blanket wrapped around him and a stuffed toy under his arm, with Bubbles right by his side. We are so grateful that Mojo found his way to the PRC, and that he can live the rest of his life happily at the sanctuary with a companion he loves very much.

The PRC’s Lifetime Care Promise

Jenny Siamang Gibbon was rescued by the PRC in 1992 and is estimated to have been born in 1971. The PRC's Lifetime Care Promise by: Melanie Parker Since its founding, the Primate Rescue Center’s mission has been clear – rescue, rehabilitation, and recovery of...

Chimpmas Time is Here!

It’s that time again… The apes and monkeys have been good all year and are hoping that their Chimpmas wishes will come true! Everyone thought long and hard about what they would love most this year and we have put together their list here. Many of the items they...

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...

These are a Few of Their Favorite Things

We are always looking for exciting enrichment items and encouraging our staff, volunteers, and interns to get creative when enriching the primates’ homes, but there are a few tried and true things that will never get old and can be used in various enrichment projects.

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.

Have a Very Merry Chimpmas!

It's our favorite time of year - Chimpmas is almost here! The chimps thought long and hard about what they wanted to ask for, and we have compiled their list here. Take a look at their wish lists, and maybe you can make a Chimpmas wish come true!

Vernon’s Path Toward Recovery

Over the past thirty years, the Primate Rescue Center has rescued monkeys from a diverse array of pet situations and laboratories, with individuals exposed to a variety of living conditions and levels of care. What all of these monkeys have in common is the trauma...

What’s that Smell?

When visiting the capuchin enclosure at the PRC, one of the first things you will notice is a large, beefy monkey named Louie! Louie is a former pet from Virginia who arrived at the PRC in 2004 at the age of 2. He is the largest monkey in the group of five, and he...