Other primates

Other primates

The Amazon is home to a great number of primate species, and we feel blessed to personally know so many of them. Our primate residents are all species of new world monkeys: Saki, spider, and woolly.

Flor, saki monkey

Quite sadly, wild monkeys are popular pets for local residents. They are captured while very young, often after their mothers are killed. Many of them don't survive for very long, and the ones that do are doomed to a life of feeding on scraps, and living in a tiny cage.

The Environmental Police office in Iquitos often summons Team RAREC, to perform an emergency rescue of a poor primate being abused. We are always ready to jump into action, and there will always be room in our facility for a new resident. but deep in our heart of hearts, we wish there were never any more need for these rescues.

Leah, black capuchin monkey

We hope that our environmental education programs will reach the people, and make them realize the importance of letting these monkeys live their lives in their natural home, the Rainforest.

Tyriana, black capuchin monkey, perched on a volunteer.
Newton, squirrel monkey.
Mirte Hendriks, former volunteer from Holland, taking care of the squirrel monkeys.
Einstein, one squirrel monkey in lunch time.
Maud Van Nieuwenhuyse, former volunteer from Belgium, lovingly feeding Tyriana.

Coming soon

If you'd like to purchase a primate keychain, you will soon get a chance! Follow us on Facebook, for details on our upcoming PRIMATE KEYCHAINS!