We’re so excited to welcome baby pygmy goat, April, to the sanctuary! Read moreroundup of 167 wild horses from the West Douglas Herd Area in Colorado. At Primarily Primates, she joins recently adopted wild horses–filly Bindi and colt Comanche—who last year were stolen from their home on the range in Nevada. While we wish they all could still be wild and free, it is reassuring to see them start to make family ties and create a new band of their own, one that will never be torn apart.
Colt Comanche—who last year was stolen from his home on the range in Nevada. While we wish they all could still be wild and free,Read moreit is reassuring to see them start to make family ties and create a new band of their own, one that will never be torn apart.We care for a variety of birds at Primarily Primates too!
Lemurs are small primates known as “prosimians,” which, roughly translated, means “pre-primates” or Read more“before monkeys.” They are native only to the island of Madagascar and the neighboring Comoro Islands. Primarily Primates is home to 43 lemurs, some of whom were rescued from the illegal pet trade. At the sanctuary, the lemurs enjoy lounging in the sun, snacking on fruits and vegetables, and nesting in the trees inside their habitat.
As they have become increasingly endangered, many countries have placed restrictions on the buying and Read moreselling of parrots and/or prohibited the trade altogether. Despite the restrictions, however, the market still operates both legally and illegally. Many of our parrots have come to the sanctuary because their previous owners did not want to keep them as pets any longer. The most important components of most parrots’ diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. The parrots at the sanctuary also participate in enrichment activities and enjoy the handmade birdfeeders our volunteers provide them with!