Monkeys come in all shapes and sizes.

Examples of primates that could be retired at our sanctuary:

Stumptail Macaque

  • Average lifespan in captivity: 30 years
  • In the wild, they can be found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Social structure in the wild: large, multi-male/multi-female groups, females remain in their natal group with the onset of maturity, but males will disperse shortly before adolescence. There is a hierarchical system amongst group members based upon the matriline.

The monkey pictured above is Miss Riley.
She now happily resides at OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary.

Vervet Monkey

  • Average lifespan in captivity: 24 years
  • In the wild, they can be found in South Africa.
  • Social structure in the wild: well organized troops, dominated by males. Females do not leave their natal group, but males emigrate from the troop at puberty.

The monkey pictured above is Charlie.
He now happily resides at Mindy’s Memory Primate Sanctuary.

Rhesus Macaque

  • Average lifespan in captivity: 25 years
  • In the wild, they can be found in mainland Asia – from Afghanistan to India and Thailand, to southern China.
  • Social structure in the wild: large, multi-male/multi-female groups that have an average of 10 to 80 individuals

The monkey pictured above is Buck.
He happily resided at Mindy’s Memory Primate Sanctuary, until he passed away in 2010. R.I.P. Buck! We are glad you got to see sunlight and live out the end of your days at a sanctuary!

Cynomologus Monkey

  • a.k.a. crab-eating or long-tailed macaque
  • Average lifespan in captivity: 38 years
  • In the wild, they can be found throughout the islands of Southeast Asia into mainland Asia.
  • Social structure in the wild: multi-male groups consisting of about thirty members. At sexual maturity, males leave their natal group, and join either bachelor groups or new social groups. Since females do not disperse, they are the stable core of a group.

The monkey pictured above is Pearly Sue. She now happily resides at OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary.

*UPDATE*
Pearly Su had a great life and sadly passed away in November 2015. Here is the video tribute to Pearly Su. Thanks for being an inspiration to so many, Pearly Su!

No great apes, such as chimpanzees, will be housed at Primates Incorporated.

 

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