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Isaac
Male Rhesus Macaque
Retired from research

Isaac is a very large, very strong warrior! Yet, he has a very sweet soul, a caring heart, and
sensitive side.

When he first arrived at OPR, Isaac would hide in the back of his enclosure and was fearful of
humans, other monkeys, and his new surroundings.

But it didn't take long for Isaac to realise he had nothing to fear at OPR and he has since
developed trusting friendships with humans and other monkeys.

Isaac is unique due to his vivid imagination. When he was given stuffed animals for enrichment
shortly after he arrived, he created a pretend family, each given a rank in the social structure he
created for them! He was pretending his stuffed animals were alive, like a human child with a doll!

Isaac's story was published in the AWI Spring 2017 edition where you can read more about this
amazing monkey. A MUST read article!

Isaacs favorite foods are  mango, peanuts in the shell, and rhubarb.
Keiki
Male Java Macaque
Court case /Animal abuse 1

Keiki recovered from serious injuries deliberately inflicted by
his owner. One of his macerated fingers required amputation
due to the severity of the injuries. Keiki is also being treated
for a heart condition but he is thriving at OPR.

Keiki has a very sweet, but serious personality. He enjoys
spending time with 'Mandy Pants', another Java that he is
paired with, and he enjoys playing in the hose. His favorite
treats are frozen grapes, and apple slices dipped in peanut
butter.

At OPR, Keiki will never again fear the hand of a human!
Holly
Female Java Macaque
Was a display in a pet store

Holly is thriving at OPR and loves to forage
through the shavings for trail mix and meal
worms!

Holly is currently paired with a young
research retiree "Louise" and thriving!

Holly loves to peel cherry wood branches
and lick peanut butter from a spoon. She
also enjoys watching movies on the big
screen TV's.
Monkeys who need sponsors!
Some came from misinformed owners who tried to give them a good home but were overwhelmed by the needs of a monkey. Others were horribly
mistreated by abusive owners, who faced criminal charges for their actions. Others are hero monkeys retired from research institutions. No matter what
their background is, they all have one thing in common, they found their forever homes at OPR.
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Keiki and his friend Mandy hanging out on a
floating PVC ladder.
Holly hugs 'Louise' and makes her feel at home!
Tyler
Male Java Macaque
ex-pet

Tyler is autistic and doesn't
do well with most monkeys
because he can't tolerate
physical contact for longer
than 8 seconds at any one
time. He is timid, sensitive
and very sweet natured.

He enjoys playing with his
Teddy bears, manipulating
treats from the puzzle
feeders, playing in the water,
and watching TV.

He has taken great interest
in "Jala", a female Java, and
enjoys grooming her on
occasion through the 'partial
contact' safety barrier.
Mandy Pants
Female Java Macaque
ex-pet

Mandy uses sign language when she
wants her human caretakers or other
monkeys to groom her. She also signs
when she wants more food.

Mandy is a bit chubby as she seems to
have a slow metabolism, so we offer her
low calorie treats between meals.

Her favorite foods are bananas and
tamarind. She enjoys spending time with
her friend Keiki.
Mandy and Keiki watching TV from their indoor enclosure.
Batista
Male Java macaque
Retired from research

Batista's favorite foods are
watermelon and tamarind. He enjoys
playing with foraging devices and
finding special treats .

He enjoys watching wildlife pass
through the fields, and alerts his
humans when deer or other wildlife
pass through.

Batista enjoys spending time
outdoors playing in the water and
catching grasshoppers and crickets!
George
Rhesus macaque
Abducted from the wild

George continues to recover from his cruel
abduction from his family in the wild. It's
heartbreaking that he can never return to the
freedom place where he was born. But we do
everything humanly possible to make his captive
life happy, safe, and enriched!

Over the past ten years George has become king
of the 'OPR clan'. He is a confident adult now, an
alpha male and very proud of his rank position.

George loves to practice making 'tough
expressions' in the mirror and because he is self
aware, he does know that it is himself he sees.

His favorite activity is swimming or other water
play, and he loves hunting for bugs and chasing
frogs.

His favorite foods are cauliflower and grapes, but
he also loves picking peanut butter out of his
puzzle feeders.
George now.
Thelma Lou
Female Java macaque
Retired from research

Thelma Lou joined the OPR
family in June of 2017. She is
adapting to her new life and
thriving with her new found
monkey friends!

Thelma is a rambunctious little
juvenile who loves hunting for
bugs in her outdoor enclosure,
and exploring new areas with
her new found friend 'Eve'.

Her favorite foods are
strawberries and dried mango!
Eve
Female Java macaque
ex-pet

Eve sucks her thumb, and looks very innocent.
She slaps the wall to get her humans attention.
She enjoys grooming the arms of her human
caretakers and removing shoe laces!

Eve was somewhat of a bully to the other Javas
during her juvenile years but has matured and
become more reasonable with age. In the
Summer of 2017 Eve found a best friend in a
young research retiree "Thelma Lou" and the
two have become best of friends!

Eve enjoys swimming and playing in the water
during the summer months. She loves to play
with Teddy bears and human dolls.

Her favorite foods are red grapes (NOT
GREEN) she will throw green ones out of her
enclosure, act like you've done something
terrible, and pout. She also loves celery with a
dab of peanut butter.
Eve and Thelma Lou hanging out on a hanging PVC ladder
Cornelius P Fluffernutter III
Male Java macaque
ex-pet

Corney thinks quite highly of himself, and is just a silly
little goof ball.

He lacks social skills needed to safely pair with other
monkeys, but we're still working on his social skills and
mental issues and have hope to pair him in the future.

Corney enjoys large Nylabones, and Hercules bones.
He loves the loud noise they make when he hurls them
at the wall.

Corney loves munching on meal worms and eating
peanuts in the shell!

This little guy is doing well but is being treated for a
serious bone problem caused by malnutrition at an
early age.
Corney gets to know 'Eve' in the tunnels, just long enough to realize she is
a mean girl and he does not like her anymore! (Corney thinks EVERYONE is
a mean girl) But it was fun while it lasted!
Keiki then...

Keiki now, 17
years later
Louise
Female Java macaque
Retired from research

Louise retired from research as a juvenile in 2017 and joined the OPR family.

Adult macaques enjoy watching the antics of young juveniles and all of the resident
macaques quickly welcomed her into the group!

She has found a best friend in "Holly", who recently divorced "Cosmo" (He was
cheating on her, she hired an attorney and plans to get all of his stuff)

In the meantime the two girls have become inseparable! It's heartwarming to watch
such a great friendship blossoming!

Louise loves hugging Holly, hanging out in the outdoor playgrounds and chasing bugs!

Her favorite treat is getting a WHOLE mango all to herself! She loves playing with
the mango seed when the fruit has all been consumed!
Jack
Male Java macaque
ex-pet

Jack is an avid swimmer and spends a great deal of time diving into
the macaque pool and searching for water frogs. He's been such a
happy go lucky little guy since first settling in to OPR.

But sadly, his best friend 'Pearly Su' recently passed away and Jack
has been grieving. It's so terribly sad to watch an animal grieve this
way, but like humans, time and friendship from others are really the
only things that in time, heal the heart.

Cosmo, another younger Java took a fancy to Jack and decided to
impress him with his rough housing silly playful ways. We've been
introducing them slowly, and letting them play for an hour or two here
and there. Right now, any longer than that is too much for Jack and
they fight. But we are confident that they will be a successful pairing
in the near future.

His favorite foods are walnuts in the shell and fresh blueberry branches.
Jack enjoys grooming time with his caretakers until
he can be paired on a more permanent basis with
'Cosmo'.
Jala
Female Java macaque
Neglect /Animal abuse case

Jala's prognosis for survival was grim. While she has
doubled her weight and her mobility has improved,
Jala still has a long road to recovery.

From chronic lack of food and water, and consuming
non food items for so many grueling years, Jala's
intestinal track was permanently damaged.

For 12 years Jala was hidden as a secret in the
basement and nearly starved to death!

Every day when Jala is fed, she becomes vocally
excited and thanks us before she eats.

Jala loves to play in the water and has found many
friends at OPR. She is one of the sweetest souls we
have ever encountered.

Jala will never again fear the hand of a human!
Jala enjoys having her ears groomed by her
new friend.
Cosmo
Male Java macaque
ex-pet

Gracie Mae the wonder dog kept
Cosmo company until he was old
enough to join his older cousins.

Cosmo is a rambunctious juvenile
who loves everything in life. He is
an avid hunter of bugs, a great
swimmer. He can leap higher, run
faster and play longer than any of
his cousins!

Cosmo loves Teddy bears, and
swings!

His favorite foods are blueberries,
tamarind and corn on the cob.
When Cosmo met Jala
he thought she was
pretty cute...
But when he met Holly, he knew he had found his
companion for life! Macaques choose their own
friends! But then he became a juvenile delinquent,
Holly divorced him, now he's being paired with Jack...
that's how it is with macaques!
Sick and emaciated on arrival, Jala
could barely stand.
Jala five years later, from 4 to 9
pounds and continuing to thrive!
Help us take care of
Isaac
Max
Male Rhesus Macaque
Retired from research

'Max', had a root canal on arrival for a painful and recurring abscessed
tooth. For the first time in a long time he is free from dental pain!

He joined the other macaques, and enjoys exploring the great outdoors!

Max loves peanut butter and raisins in a Kong toy, and he loves 'reading'
magazines and tearing them into tiny pieces!

Max has an incredibly sweet and trusting nature!
Help us take care of Max
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Thelma Lou
Zac
Male Mexican Spider Monkey
ex-pet

Zac has beautiful piercing blue eyes which is rare but
sometimes seen in Spider monkeys.

Spider monkeys have long prehensile tails which are used
much like another hand. Zac loves to hang by his tail and
swing like a pendulum.

Unlike their macaque cousins, Spider monkeys are
frugivores and eat only fruit,  some leaves and a bit of
bark from fruit trees.

Zacs' favorite food is mango, and his favorite thing to do is
snuggle in his fur bedding and eat bananas!

A special thank you to Born Free USA, and also to Joan   
Zegree and Spider for donating unwanted furs for the
comfort of our monkeys!
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Zac
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George then...
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