Retire Your Primate

Featured: Arielle from Project Chimps | Photo by: Alyssa Newberry

Enriched Lifetime Care

NAPSA member sanctuaries are spread throughout North America and care for over over 25 species of nonhuman primates, including great apes and many New World and Old World monkeys. The residents of NAPSA sanctuaries were retired after years, sometimes decades, spent in laboratory research, performing and training for entertainment, and living in human homes. If you have a primate in your care that needs sanctuary placement, it is important that you find a facility that you can trust will provide the very best care for your monkey or ape.

Common concerns might include:

  • Quality of care
  • Veterinary care
  • Sanctuary philosophies
  • Sanctuary reputation
  • Financial obligations
  • Transportation arrangements

A sanctuary considering placement of your primate will be happy to answer any questions for you.

The First Step

We will need to ask you questions about your primate’s living conditions, socialization, health issues, and personality. We will discuss transportation options and funding. It is important to remember that most primate sanctuaries are full with waiting lists, and construction of new habitats is often necessary to take in new residents. Sanctuaries will calculate what funding is necessary for lifetime care of your primate, including construction, medical care and other related expenses. The more funding available to accompany your primate, the more likely sanctuary placement will be.

Email us today to inquire about primate retirement.

Full Member Sanctuaries

USDA licensure is one of the requirements for sanctuaries to join NAPSA. The transparency offered by the public’s ability to view USDA inspection reports is one way to ensure that facilities housing animals are held accountable for the animals in their care.

Download NAPSA Member Sanctuary USDA Inspection Reports.


Center for Great Apes

Patti Ragan, President and Founder
(863) 767-8903
P.O. Box 488
Wauchula, FL  33873

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

JB Mulcahy, Co-Director
(509) 699-0728
PO Box 952
Cle Elum WA 98922

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Chimp Haven

Rana Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer
(318) 925-9575
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch

Noelle Almrud, Director
(903) 469-3811
12526 County Road 3806
Murchison, Texas 75778

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Fauna Foundation

Gloria Grow, Founder and Director
(450) 658-1844
3802 Bellerive
Carignan, Quebec, CA  J3L 3P9

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Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

(386) 462-7779
Gainesville, FL


Primates Incorporated

(608) 438-6951
Madison, WI


Project Chimps

(706) 374-3675
Blue Ridge, GA

Transitional Member Sanctuary

Endangered Primate Foundation

Introductory Member Sanctuary

Squirrel Monkey Haven