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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Get to know the gibbons at PPI

Posted: December 29, 2020

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


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


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,


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.


PPI says goodbye to gentle giant Raisin

Posted: August 17, 2020

It is with great sadness we share the news that beloved chimp, Raisin, 47, died on Aug. 15.

She was one of our larger chimps at the sanctuary, a true gentle giant.