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A personal mission – and promise – for PPI

Posted: March 1, 2022

By Nicole Rivard The first time Arianna Salinas heard about Primarily Primates was when she was working at LBV Environmental Science Center in Laredo, Texas, as the lead technician caring for native animals who were not able to be released back into the wild. One day a pet shop owner dropped off two ring-tailed lemurs, […]

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Primarily Primates sanctuary prepared to weather approaching storm

Posted: February 3, 2022

By Nicole Rivard South Central Texas is prone to outbreaks of severe weather throughout the year—hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, hail and lightning. And because of the climate crisis, prolonged freeze events have also become a threat to the sanctuary, its residents and staff. Currently, an arctic air mass is approaching South Central Texas. That’s why Primarily […]

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Happy National Bird Day!

Posted: January 5, 2022

Our spacious aviary and parrot house, both featuring branches and trees for perching and exposure to warm sunlight and protection from the elements, allow these birds space to fly and express their wild behaviors, unlike what they experienced living in tiny enclosures in pet homes. And our care staff is armed with research, the right […]

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Get to know the farm animals at Primarily Primates

Posted: December 15, 2021

“On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 10 farm animals grazing.” PPI also provides lifelong care to three pygmy goats, three wild horses, one steer, one sheep, and two pigs. You can read their stories below and then visit this page to sponsor a farm animal! PPI rescued two pygmy […]

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What’s your sign?

Posted: October 8, 2021

As a way to celebrate and fundraise for Giving Day for Apes 2021, we’ve created our own astrology chart and matched every zodiac sign to a chimp here at Primarily Primates! Check them all out below to learn more about the personality of the chimp who matches your sign and then please consider sharing the […]

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Giving Day for Apes is Oct. 12!

Posted: October 1, 2021

Save the date! Giving Day for Apes is October 12, 2021. Giving Day for Apes is a global day of giving in support of sanctuaries and rescue centers providing rehabilitation or long-term care for apes around the world.  This year, your support will help our veterinary program evolve and adapt to our aging chimpanzee population. Great apes need very specific […]

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COVID-19 Protocols

Posted: August 19, 2021

With COVID-19 still posing a threat to our community, we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our team. We ask that all visitors, volunteers, contractors, and delivery personnel abide by the guidelines below so that we can all remain safe and healthy during this time. Please have proof of […]

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Volunteer Orientation Information

Posted: July 14, 2021

With COVID-19 still posing a threat to our community, we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our team. We ask that all visitors, volunteers, contractors, and delivery personnel abide by the guidelines below so that we can all remain safe and healthy during this time. Please have proof of […]

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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 […]