Our Retirees

Izzle / Rhesus Macaque

Izzle / Rhesus Macaque

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Fruit: Mangos
Favorite Activity: Mirrors

Izzle is a 13-year-old male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). Similar to our other residents, he was born May 25th, 2004 in a laboratory. Izzle’s favorite food is mangos but when he is not eating he loves to interact with the various toys placed in his enclosure. His favorite enrichment items are his mirrors which he uses to look at himself and his surroundings, and his Kongs (snowman shaped chew toy) which he enjoys destroying by chewing them into tiny pieces.

River / Rhesus Macaque

River / Rhesus Macaque

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Fruit: Berries of all kinds
Favorite Activity: Cuddling

River is a 4 ½-year-old male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). He was born in a laboratory on January 8th, 2013. River has a major sweet tooth and particular fondness for berries. He is a very warm and patient monkey who can often be found cuddling up with his soft stuffed animals or fleece blankets. He quickly makes an impression on all who meet him and his calming presence has been noted to comfort his cage mates.

In May 2018, Batman and Timon, age 8, arrived to the sanctuary. River immediately showed affiliative behaviors toward Batman and Timon. Under the guidance of the Primate Behavior Specialist, Primatologist, and Animal Care Manager, the three were successfully united into a trio in July 2018.

Mars / Rhesus Macaque
Mars / Rhesus Macaque

Mars / Rhesus Macaque

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Fruit: All
Favorite Activity: Acting goofy

Mars is a 12-year-old male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). Mars was born in a laboratory on June 23rd, 2005. He has formed close bonds with his human caregivers who he frequently requests back scratches and grooming from. He is a food enthusiast who loves to forage but so far has shown no obvious preference towards a type of food. He has a very sweet and silly nature and can often be found looking at you upside down from between his legs.

Batman & Timon

Batman & Timon / Rhesus Macaques

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Fruit: All
Favorite Activity: Timon: Foraging; Batman: Grooming

Batman and Timon are 8-yr old rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). They arrived to the sanctuary in May 2018 from an out-of-state laboratory. They are doing great and our incredible staff analyzed behavior between River and the pair – and we are happy to announce they are now a happy trio!

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