Our Mission

Primates Incorporated’s mission is to improve the quality of life for monkeys who have been retired from research facilities, private ownerships, and the entertainment industry by providing them with an indoor/outdoor sanctuary near Westfield, Wisconsin.

Batman playing in his tire sandbox at Primates Inc.

Batman / Retired

Just the Facts

According to the 2018 USDA animal care report, there are approximately 106,000 monkeys living in U.S. research laboratories. Some researchers have asserted that sanctuaries are unnecessary because the monkeys are re-used or euthanized.

However, many other researchers would like to retire their monkeys but are often unable to find space for them at the nine existing sanctuaries. Those monkeys who had a brief chance at retirement will likely not get another opportunity.


Approximate Monkeys Living
in Wisconsin Research Labs

USDA Animal Care Report 2018


Approximate Monkeys Living
in U.S. Research Labs

USDA Animal Care Report 2018


Monkeys To Be Retired
at Primates Incorporated

View Our Vision

Primates Incorporated believes as long as the FDA testing regulations and the primate research industry exist, the least we can do as a society is give back to the primates by retiring them out of laboratories into spacious and enriching sanctuaries.

Timon & Mars / Retired

Bella / Retired

Izzle / Retired

Ways You Can Help Us Help Them

Primates Incorporated is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.