Sissy is a female rhesus macaque who was placed for care at the PRC in September 2019 after having lived for many years in a private home in Lawrenceburg, KY. Sissy is a very sweet girl who is in the process of being introduced to two PRC monkey residents so that she can enjoy the benefits of friendship, grooming, and companionship. She is a very vocal girl who loves to chat with her monkey neighbors and sit in the sunshine. Sissy loves blankets, squeaky toys, and small stuffed animals, especially a little gorilla that she carries with her nearly everywhere she goes. She is always very happy to see her caregivers and greets them with an eyebrow raise and soft grunts to say hello. Her favorite foods are bananas, peaches and monkey chow biscuits.

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.

No more cuddly selfies with our ape cousins, top conservation body warns scientists

The global authority on wildlife protection wants scientists to quit cuddling monkeys on Instagram, holding hands with orangutans in films, and palling around with chimpanzees in publicity photos. In a new set of guidelines released last week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) called on scientists, students, conservationists, and caretakers to stop publishing images that depict themselves in close contact with nonhuman primates.

Special Delivery for Annabelle!

Just like we do our very best to provide the primates a nutritious and delicious diet to keep them healthy and strong, we are also able to provide Annabelle a healthy, wholesome diet through a food sponsorship from our local Pet Wants store in Lexington.

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!