Our Retirees

Izzle / Rhesus Macaque

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

Izzle is a male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) born on 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

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

River is a male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) 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.

Batman / Rhesus Macaque

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Fruit: Bananas
Favorite Activity: Grooming his best buddy, River.

Batman is a male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) born on November 15th, 2008 in a laboratory. He arrived to the sanctuary in May 2018 with Timon from an out-of-state laboratory. He is doing great and our incredible staff analyzed behavior between River, Batman, Mars, and Timon, and we are happy to report we have created two happy pairs of monkeys: Timon and Mars; and Batman and River.

Mars / Rhesus Macaque

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

Mars is a male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) 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 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 so he now has a buddy to groom and spend the rest of his retirement days with.

Timon / Rhesus Macaque

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Fruit: All
Favorite Activity: Foraging

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 our incredible staff analyzed behavior between River, Batman, Mars, and Timon, and we are happy to report we have created two happy pairs of monkeys: Timon and Mars; and Batman and River.

Bella / Vervet monkey

Bella / Vervet Monkey

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Fruit: Strawberries
Favorite Activity: Foraging through timothy hay

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 18, 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

Primate Type: Old World Monkey
Favorite Food: dried fruit
Favorite Activity: Playing with Bella and staff

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.

A Delicious Part of a Peaceful Retirement