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Primate Rescue Center Overview
The mission of the Primate Rescue Center is to alleviate the suffering of primates wherever it occurs by:
Providing sanctuary or referral to appropriate facilities;
Working to end the trade in pet primates in the U.S. and abroad;
Educating the public about the plight of primates caught in the breeder/dealer cycle;
Assisting researchers and zoo personnel in finding appropriate placement for their surplus primates;
Encouraging compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and animal welfare statutes.
We've been around for over 25 years, and are planning for the next 50. Our youngest chimpanzee will easily live that long!
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When I retired from another nonprofit, the Primate Rescue Center was where I chose to volunteer. I have been volunteering now for almost 2 years, once a week. This center is a wonderful place to be ! The folks at the Center have their priorities in order with the care of the primates being the ...
The Primate Rescue Center is a wonderful place. I have been volunteering there once a week for
almost eight years. The care staff there are exceptional. The Primates get the best of care. It is a beautiful place for the Primates to live the rest of their life out. I have learned so much from ...
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My experience at the PRC as a summer intern was unforgettable. Not only did I expand my knowledge of husbandry care activities, but I was also able to get creative and learn how to enrich the animals in new and exciting ways. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I received this summer to ...
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