Our mission is to improve the quality of life for monkeys
retiring from research facilities, private ownerships,
and the entertainment industry.

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This is our plan to fulfill our mission:


An innovative and spacious sanctuary in Wisconsin and serve as a prototype for other communities to establish their own sustainable sanctuaries so that the thousands of primates who have a chance at retirement can finally get the peaceful sanctuary they deserve.



With an advisory committee consisting of a combination of professionals with various backgrounds in order to provide the most appropriate accommodations for the primates.



The public about primate-related issues such as their habitat in nature, the importance of their psychological well-being in a captive setting, and progress made in the 3R’s of nonhuman primate research: reduction, refinement and replacement.


New funding opportunities, host outreach events, expand our volunteer base, and network with the community to ensure long-term sustainability of the future sanctuary.


Behavioral information on animals prior to their placement, performing behavioral observations directed at improving their well being, and providing the rehabilitation results to the public.

Promote & Assist

In placing primates at appropriate sanctuaries as rescue scenarios arise, and promote primate rescue by recognizing the important work of existing primate sanctuaries.

Did You Know?

According to the 2013 USDA animal care report, there are approximately 107,000 monkeys living in U.S. research laboratories. Some researchers have asserted that sanctuaries are unnecessary because the monkeys are re-used or euthanized. However, many researchers would like to retire their monkeys but are often unable to find space for them at the eight existing sanctuaries. Those monkeys who had a brief chance at retirement will likely not get another opportunity.
Primates Incorporated believes as long as the FDA testing regulations and the primate research industry exist, the least we can do as a society is give back to the primates by retiring them out of laboratories into spacious and enriching sanctuaries.

Do the Upright thing: support primate retirement

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