Saidah’s Profile

Birth Date: June 1994

Rescue Date: October 4, 2013

  • Saidah arrived at the PRC with three other Barbary macaques whom she’d been rescued with, all from a roadside zoo in Las Vegas that shut down after its caregivers all refused to work due to poor conditions and lack of funding to provide better care for the animals. The Humane Society of the United States stepped in to rescue more than 200 animals of various species and enlisted the help of the PRC to rescue the four barbary macaques and a lone chimpanzee living at the zoo.
  • All of the rescued macaques were in dire need of rehabilitation after having lived for years eating a poor, inadequate diet and receiving no veterinary care. Saidah is the only surviving member of the originally rescued group.
  • As a result of her time in sanctuary, Saidah has made a wonderful recovery and seems very relaxed and comfortable in her creek-side home.
  • Saidah became a surrogate mother to young George rhesus macaque when he arrived in 2016 and lived with him until 2019. As George grew and reached puberty, they were no longer able to peacefully coexist.
  • Saidah is currently in the process of being introduced to young vervet monkey Nikki in the hopes that she can be a mother figure for her as well.
  • Saidah enjoys watching her neighbors and the caregivers from a high perch. She is shy and sweet, but very vocal when she sees her breakfast en-route to her enclosure. Her favorite foods are spinach, kale, peanuts and carrots.

Nikki’s Profile

Birth Date: June 2019

Rescue Date: October 1, 2019

  • Young Nikki was confiscated as an illegal pet in Maryland, then initially cared for by the Maryland Zoo during the legal holding period in the state before making her way to the PRC.
  • Nikki is a feisty and spunky girl who enjoys sleeping under her blanket, covering herself from head to toe.
  • She especially likes a particular small stuffed kitten toy and likes to groom herself and her toy kitten each day.
  • She is a big fan of hammocks, and she loves frozen treat enrichment.
  • Nikki’s favorite foods are grapes, nuts and snow peas.
  • She is getting more and more comfortable with her potential companion Saidah, and we are hoping they will soon be ready to be full-time companions.

Bubbles’ Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 2003

Rescue Date: January 17, 2012

  • Bubbles is a former pet confiscated by Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources from a home in Louisville, KY.
  • Bubbles is very petite and one of the smallest monkeys living at the sanctuary.
  • Bubbles has an overactive tear duct in her left eye, making her often look like she has a watery eye. 
  • Bubbles is a big fan of leafy greens and green vegetables but does not prefer to eat fruits or vegetables that are the color orange.
  • She has lived with current PRC residents Breanna, Ciera, Zoe, Rainey and Dewey, and former residents Jax, Lily, Gizmo and Nina.
  • Bubbles loves to tear up paper and magazines and will work intently on destroying these items when they are given.
  • Bubbles is very nurturing and friendly, making her the perfect partner to care for elderly Dewey. She loves to groom Dewey from head to toe and each night they snuggle up and hug each other as they fall asleep. 

Dewey’s Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 1987

Rescue Date: August 12, 1997

  • Dewey is a former lab monkey from Michigan. He was subjected to narcotic drug research for over a decade and was in extremely poor health upon his arrival. He still has a bald spot on the top of his head where a catheter was placed to administer drugs directly to his brain in the laboratory. 
  • Dewey has made a remarkable recovery through our rehabilitation efforts and truly has a second chance at a very full life.
  • He is one of the oldest monkeys living at the PRC.
  • Dewey and his companion Bubbles love to snuggle up and nap together. On cooler days, and during the winter, elderly Dewey is given a heat lamp to help keep him warm and toasty.
  • Dewey receives extra food supplements and vitamins to help him maintain his weight and health – his favorite is peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Dewey has lived with several different monkeys during his time at the PRC, including current residents Bailey, Sawyer, Jane, Carlos, Breanna, Hope, Zoe and Bubbles, and former residents Crunchy and Sammie.

Harley’s Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 2001

Rescue Date: May 10, 2019

  • Harley and his companion Missy were both rescued from Oregon last year. 
  • Harley is an insulin-dependent diabetic and must receive an insulin shot daily to control the glucose levels in his body.
  • Harley is very cooperative with caregivers when receiving his insulin shot and will transfer to a particular area specifically designed for him to receive the injection safely. He is rewarded with a few grapes (his favorite food) after the injection; however, his main diet each day is very specific and controlled to manage his diabetes.
  • Harley is very smart and curious and loves to play with enrichment puzzles and toys.

Missy’s Profile

Birth Year: Estimated 2000

Rescue Date: May 10, 2019

  • Missy is very petite (as is normal for her species), but despite her size, is very strong and vocal.
  • She is incredibly protective of Harley and will display her strength when any caregivers come close.
  • She enjoys laying fully under a blanket, grooming Harley and interacting with activity balls.
  • Her favorite foods are berries, seeds and frozen treats.