You’ll hear lots of pant hoots from the chimps at Primarily Primates today because of Frost Bank’s generous donation towards Phase 2 of a state-of-the-art green space project that will give them expanded opportunities for enrichment, exercise, socialization and play.

Frost Bank started in 1868 in the back of a small mercantile store in San Antonio. We are grateful for its longtime commitment to nonprofit organizations where its employees and customers live and work.

Among the features of the green space will be swings, climbing structures and playscapes such as a bouldering wall and musical garden where they can explore. The expanded opportunities for auditory, taste, touch and visual enrichment this new green space will provide is important because animals in sanctuaries need change in their lives since every day in the wild would be different.

The chimpanzees who call Primarily Primates home share a history of exploitation from the exotic pet trade industry, the movie and TV entertainment industry, and circuses, as well as animal research. As a result, many of the animals led limited, dismal lives—most kept alone in small cages. At Primarily Primates the goal is to assure each animal’s life is filled with a comfortable, secure, stimulating environment and same species companionship by housing them in compatible groups. The completion of this project means all of our chimpanzees will have 24-hour access to outdoor grass bottom playground areas. If you'd like to contribute to the project, please click here to donate.