Primarily Primates provides all the essentials—food and healthcare, enrichment activities that stimulate wild behaviors, and habitat maintenance--for 300+ animals including 33 chimpanzees.
That’s why we still need your support on Great Apes Giving Day 2020.
At PPI our chimpanzees live out the rest of their lives with dignity and choices regarding how they want to spend their days. In addition to providing funds for overall care, our goal for Giving Day 2020 is to raise $60,000 to complete Phase 2 of a state-of-the-art green space project that will give our chimps even more choices because it will offer expanded opportunities for enrichment, exercise, socialization and play. Thanks to you, we’ve already completed Phase 1—the removal of orangutan and marmoset habitats no longer in use in the middle of the sanctuary to clear the way for the new green space (pictured below).
Among the features of the green space will be swings, climbing structures and playscapes such as a bouldering wall and musical garden where they can explore. The expanded opportunities for auditory, taste, touch and visual enrichment this new green space will provide is important because animals in sanctuaries need change in their lives since every day in the wild would be different.
The chimpanzees who call Primarily Primates home share a history of exploitation from the exotic pet trade industry, the movie and TV entertainment industry, and circuses, as well as animal research. As a result, many of the animals led limited, dismal lives—most kept alone in small cages. At Primarily Primates the goal is to assure each animal’s life is filled with a comfortable, secure, stimulating environment and same species companionship by housing them in compatible groups.
The completion of this project means all of our chimpanzees will have 24-hour access to outdoor grass-bottomed playground areas.
Please give generously to this project. We cannot do it without you. Please share this fundraiser far and wide. And thank you so much in advance.
The Staff and Residents of Primarily Primates