A Peaceful & Relaxing
Sanctuary for Monkeys

River / Rhesus Macaque

Our Mission

Primates Incorporated’s mission is to improve the quality of life for monkeys by retiring them from research facilities, private ownerships, and the entertainment industry. Therefore, we have built an indoor/outdoor sanctuary near Westfield, Wisconsin.


Just the Plain Ol’ 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.

Batman & Timon

Photos Top: River; Left: Timon (left) and Batman (right).

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.

Ways You Can Help Our Mission

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