Izzle / Rhesus Macaque
Izzle is a male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) born on May 25th, 2004. He was sent to the Primates Inc. sanctuary in 2018 from an out-of-state laboratory. His 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.
Izzle is a dominant monkey who currently lives alone but is enriched by the monkeys around him and the staff who can safely groom him with a back scratcher when he “presents” for attention. We hope one day Izzle can find a mate – his social partner will either need to be a submissive female or male macaque who shows affiliation towards him. Our behavior program assesses behavior of monkeys in advance to pairing to ensure a successful formation since socializing rhesus monkeys is very challenging because they can become aggressive with each other so quickly. Ideally a dominant and submissive monkey would make a good pair since they don’t have to fight over who is dominant. Izzle is thriving at the sanctuary despite being by himself and shows natural behaviors such as foraging, traveling between enclosures, self grooming, resting and eating! We can’t wait until Izzle finds a future mate though!
Batman / Rhesus Macaque
Batman is a male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) born on November 15th, 2008. He arrived to the sanctuary in May 2018 with Timon from an out-of-state laboratory. He is doing great and enjoying trio life with his BFFs, Mars and Timon. Batman is a social monkey and gets along with just about every monkey in the room. He love enrichment and figuring out puzzles when he isn’t seen grooming Mars or Timon!
Mars / Rhesus Macaque
Mars is a male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) born on June 23rd, 2005. He arrived to the sanctuary from an out-of-state laboratory in 2018. He is a food enthusiast who loves to forage and he loves figs and dried mango. He has a very sweet and silly nature and can often be found looking at you upside down from between his legs. We are proud to report we were able to successfully pair Mars with Timon and Batman so he now enjoys grooming from both Timon and Batman! He is the dominant monkey and enjoys keeping an eye on and communicating with all of the monkey sanctuary residents.
Timon / Rhesus Macaque
Timon is a male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) born on March 28th, 2009 in a laboratory. He arrived to the sanctuary in May 2018 with Batman from an out-of-state laboratory. He is doing great and now lives in a trio with Batman and Mars.
Noah / Rhesus Macaque
Noah is a male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) born on approximately July 19th, 2015 as part of the pet trade. He arrived to the sanctuary in December 2020 with Maddie from an out-of-state pet ownership. We are glad to report all of the monkeys in the building welcomed the new arrivals with lipsmacks.
Maddie / Rhesus Macaque
Maddie is a female rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) born on April 15, 2013 from the pet trade. She arrived to the sanctuary in December 2020 with Noah from an out-of-state pet ownership. She is doing great and she is enjoying entertaining the other monkeys with her precious coos and grooming Noah.
Bella / Vervet Monkey
Bella, born on 12/24/01 is a female vervet monkey that we helped retire from the pet trade. Her caring owners knew she was getting to be too much to handle and sent her to Primates Inc where she could be well taken care of and live with other monkeys. This adorable, sweet girl is settling in wonderfully. Welcome to Primates Inc, Bella! She looks young at 20, right? We are proud to say Bella is now paired with Jojo and the two of them are happy with each other!
Jojo / Green Monkey
Jojo, born on August 22nd, 2018, is a male Green monkey that we helped retire from the pet trade at just one year of age. He showed instant affection toward Bella from afar – and now – thanks to the PI Primatologist and Primate Behavior Specialist assessing behavior, Bella and Jojo are successfully paired.
Junior / Hybrid Macaque
Junior was born on June 19th, 2005. He was rescued from the pet trade by a small farm in New Hampshire who provided quality care for him. They ultimately wanted to see Junior achieve sanctuary where he could enjoy the sights and sounds of other monkeys and maybe even find a companion some day. We are proud to say Junior is settling in well at the sanctuary and he enjoys his enrichment variety and also peeling his own banana. Izzle has been most welcoming by sending lip smacks from across the way!
Update: Rocky and Junior showed affiliation with each other and are now new BFFs. We are proud to see Junior showing natural monkey behaviors like grooming Rocky and foraging!
Rocky / Rhesus Macaque
Rocky, born 2/17/05, was sent to us from an out-of-state laboratory in 2021 after months of planning. He has a submissive demeanor and enjoys lip smacking at other monkeys from across the way. Update: Rocky and Junior showed affiliation with each other and are now new BFFs. We are proud to see Rocky enjoying his sanctuary life – he enjoys eating every type of treat, fruit, and veggie, as well as being groomed by Junior.
Hanuman / Rhesus Macaque
Hanuman, born 05/25/04 was sent to us from an out-of-state laboratory after months of planning. He has a calm demeanor and the shape of his mouth always makes him look happy!
Ganesha / Rhesus Macaque
Ganesha, born on 06/17/05 was sent to us from an out-of-state laboratory after months of planning. He has a submissive and kind demeanor and enjoys watching the staff clean. We are hopeful he will make a great partner to another monkey resident! We are assessing behaviors between these new arrivals and the other sanctuary residents.