Born: Estimated 2008

Sanctuary Life: 2014 – 2018

Opie pigtail macaque passed away on January 26, 2018, due to organ failure related to cancer. Opie came to us from a pet situation in North Carolina after being confiscated by wildlife officials who found him living in deplorable conditions. Tall and strong, Opie was an intimidating figure. But, we quickly found out as we got to know him that he was actually a quiet, calm, reserved boy who just wanted to find some monkey friends. Once we introduced him to fellow pigtail macaque Maddie, he seemed to truly feel at peace in his new home. Opie was a beautiful, sweet gentleman who left us much too soon. He will always be remembered for his gorgeous blond hair, his startlingly large canine teeth, his delicate hands as he carefully picked through his dinner each night, his tidy nature as he cleaned up after himself and his companion Maddie, his kind face when he was happy to see you, and believe it or not, his sweet smell. Of all the monkeys who have lived at this sanctuary, Opie certainly smelled the sweetest – like flowers and musk and sweet summer air. We’re all so honored that we had the chance to know and care for Opie.

Nonprofit Rescues Primates from All Across the Country

Spectrum News 1 from Louisville, KY recently featured the Primate Rescue Center on their program. They spoke with Executive Director Eileen Dunnington to learn more about the sanctuary and the amazing primates who live there. Follow the link in the article to view the full interview at the sanctuary. Read More

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2515 Bethel Road
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Financial Commitment

Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. We maximize the use of donor funds, ensuring the greatest impact for the primates. Due to the generosity of a single donor who currently covers our annual fundraising and administrative expenses, 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to the care of the monkeys and apes who have found a safe haven with us. We are totally transparent and accountable for every action we take. Our financial statements are audited on a yearly basis. READ MORE

2515 Bethel Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 858-4866

 

Financial Commitment

Financial responsibility is a key facet of the Primate Rescue Center. We maximize the use of donor funds, ensuring the greatest impact for the primates. Due to the generosity of a single donor who currently covers our annual fundraising and administrative expenses, 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to the care of the monkeys and apes who have found a safe haven with us. We are totally transparent and accountable for every action we take. Our financial statements are audited on a yearly basis. READ MORE

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