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.