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Volunteer Orientation Information

Posted: July 14, 2021

Mission: Primarily Primates provides lifetime care and housing for native and nonnative homeless, abused and abandoned animals, mostly primates, saving them from death or continued exploitation. We are not open to the general public and do not breed, sell, trade or use animals commercially. Primarily Primates was founded in 1978, making it the first primate […]

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Seeking Animal Caretaker

Posted: June 28, 2021

Primarily Primates, Inc. (PPI) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. At Primarily Primates, Inc., the Animal Caretaker role is one of the most crucial. The […]

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Krystal Mathis to lead Primarily Primates as acting executive director

Posted: June 23, 2021

Friends of Animals, a Connecticut-based international animal advocacy organization, has announced the appointment of Krystal Mathis as acting executive director of Primarily Primates, the pioneering animal sanctuary in Behar County, Texas, that FoA has managed since 2007. Additionally, Nicole Benson has joined Primarily Primates as office and development manager. Founded in 1981, Primarily Primates provides […]

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Animals return home, cleanup underway after Primarily Primates weathers historic Texas storm

Posted: February 23, 2021

A week after Primarily Primates—a non-profit sanctuary in Bexar County, Texas that provides lifetime care for hundreds of animals—lost power for four days, monkeys and lemurs who had been evacuated are returning to their enclosures and chimpanzees and baboons have been released from their heated bedrooms into their habitats. The heroic efforts of executive director Brooke […]

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Statement from Primarily Primates about preparedness

Posted: February 19, 2021

Statement from Primarily Primates about preparedness We have been inundated with so much love and support and we can’t begin to thank everyone enough. We now have more than a dozen loaned small generators up and running along with numerous propane heaters keeping all our animals on the property safe and warm. As we endure […]

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Primarily Primates’ staff, volunteers make heroic efforts to protect animals from historic Texas freeze

Posted: February 17, 2021

Primarily Primates, a non-profit sanctuary in Bexar County, Texas that provides lifetime care for hundreds of animals—mostly primates, including 32 chimpanzees—is among the four million without power in Texas after a rare deep freeze forced the state’s electric grid operator to impose rotating blackouts because of higher power demand. The sanctuary has been without power since early […]

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Show your love for lemurs this Valentine’s Day

Posted: January 24, 2021

Are you as big of a lemur lover as we are? We hope you’ll share some of that love with us this Valentine’s Day because in addition to caring for the 40+ lemurs at our sanctuary, we recently rescued two more! The shy but sweet male and female were saved, along with nine other animals, […]

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Can we count on you in 2021?

Posted: December 31, 2020

Dear Friends, We hope your family and friends have all stayed safe and healthy during this difficult year. We are grateful for your commitment to the animals at Primarily Primates in these challenging times and we’re relying on your generosity and kindness more than ever. PPI’s work is always essential because there are always animals […]

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Get to know the gibbons at PPI

Posted: December 29, 2020

Primarily Primates cares for four gibbons: Kimchi, Jose Maria, Junior and Sko-sho.

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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