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Groups agree Oregon primates will stay together at sanctuary

Posted: August 21, 2019

Seven chimps will be able to stay together under the care of new management of an Oregon-based sanctuary.


Juniors provide music to our ears

Posted: July 16, 2019

The two Juniors who live at Primarily Primates not only have the same name, their vocalizations are known to turn heads.


Help us celebrate Nicole’s birthday!

Posted: July 9, 2019

As part of our Sponsorship Month, we are offering the chance to help our chimpanzees celebrate their birthdays.


The story of Gabriel, Tonks and Bojangles

Posted: July 2, 2019

They were able to have a future thanks to our supporters


On the move with Magdalena

Posted: June 18, 2019

On the move with Magdalena We have hair envy when it comes to Magdalena, a tufted capuchin. That is when we can get a good look at her and she’s not zipping around her habitat. Tufted capuchins only spend 12 percent of their time resting—21% is spent travelling and 66% feeding. Tufted capuchins get their […]


Chimps have gal pals too

Posted: May 29, 2019

Chimps have gal pals too By Nicole Rivard Up until recently, the nature of female chimpanzee social relationships was shrouded in mystery. Much of the research focused on the ostentatious behavior of males—from their cooperation to their aggressive competition. Female social roles were confined to motherhood or sexual attraction to males. It had been written, […]


PPI’s “Jurassic Park” in the outback

Posted: May 7, 2019

PPI’s “Jurassic Park” in the outback The very first thing you will notice when you arrive at Primarily Primates are the sounds coming from all the different primates. However, some sounds you will hear are completely unfamiliar, and practically prehistoric in nature. Almost everyone has the same reaction to the sounds: “They sound like dinosaurs.” […]


Skeeter the heart-stealer

Posted: April 17, 2019

Skeeter the heart-stealer By Libby Smidl This month marks two years since Skeeter, a 15-year-old pigtail macaque, arrived at Primarily Primates and stole our hearts. He’s come such a long way. Skeeter spends his days soaking up the sunshine on his porch swing—yes, he has a porch swing built by caregiver Jay. When he isn’t […]