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Primarily Primates is a non-profit sanctuary in Bexar County, Texas that provides lifetime care for 300 + animals, mostly primates, including 33 chimpanzees. All were exploited and then discarded by the research and entertainment industries as well as the exotic pet trade.

Many of the animals—including gibbons, capuchins, spider monkeys, macaques and lemurs—led limited, dismal lives and many were kept alone in small cages prior to coming to PPI. Here they are housed in compatible groups and have same species companionship. Now they get to live the rest of their lives with dignity and can make choices about how they want to spend their days.

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  • Sponsorships are a great way to help us cover the costs for each rescued animal's food, shelter, and care. Learn more about the animals by reading their personal profiles.

    They also make wonderful gifts. Give the gift of compassion, one that lasts all year and allows a rescued animal in need to live his or her life in peace and comfort.
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Give Food and Fun

  • Animals in sanctuaries need change in their lives since every day in the wild would be different. As a result Primarily Primates puts a lot of effort into auditory, taste, touch and visual enrichment.

    Food parties are one way to help prevent boredom because they provide excitement, particularly if the animals are actively engaged in obtaining the offerings.
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News & Action Alerts

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Thank you, Frost Bank

Posted: November 5, 2020

You’ll hear lots of pant hoots from the chimps at Primarily Primates today because of Frost Bank’s generous donation

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Matchmaking at the Sanctuary

Posted: October 22, 2020

Covid-19 may have put matchmaking on hold for humans, but at PPI the last few months have seen some successful introductions,

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Giving Day for Apes is Oct. 13th!

Posted: October 7, 2020

We need your support on October 13th’s Great Apes Giving Day 2020 event. We appreciate any donation you can make.