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Male Rhesus Macaque
Retired from research

Isaac is a very large, very
strong warrior! But he has a
very sweet soul and is
incredibly gentle with his pet

He shows compassion for
young or weaker monkeys
(Which is not typical for a
macaque) and has shown
extreme and fond interest in
'Dixie'. We hope for a
successful pairing soon!

Isaacs favorite foods are  
mango, peanuts in the shell,
and rhubarb.

He enjoys feeding carrots to
his rabbit!
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. Keiki
is 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, 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!
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!

She has taken a special
interest in befriending Jala,
and also Cosmo. At some
point we hope to form a trio!

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 in the macaque barn.
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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. Still others were retired from research institutions after they were no longer
needed for experiments.
Meet the monkeys
Keiki and his friend Mandy hanging out on a floating PVC ladder.
George gives Holly a back massage in the tunnels on a warm
spring day.
Male Java Macaque

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
resident rabbit 'Ivanka' and enjoys
grooming her on occasion.
Mandy Pants
Female Java Macaque

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.
Male Java macaque
Retired from research

Batista's favorite food is
watermelon. He enjoys foraging for
meal worms and crickets.

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

He loves to watch NatGeo Wild on
his big screen TV!
Rhesus macaque
Abducted from the wild

George continues to recover from
his cruel abduction and has
become king of the barn. He is 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 is
looking at.

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 then.....
George now.
Male Java macaque
Retired from research

Patrice is unsafe to pair
with other monkeys but
enjoys watching TV, and
watching wildlife in the

He loves to play with
wooden blocks and peel
the bark from cherry tree

His favorite foods are
raisins and pears.
Male Rhesus macaque
Retired from research

Bilbo is blind and has
neurological problems that
make it unsafe for him to go
into the larger enclosures. So
we created a special wire
tunnel for him to access the
outdoors without risking a fall.

He enjoys basking in the sun.

His favorite activities are
licking apple butter from his
spin tubes, listening to Indian
flute music, and finding
special treats hidden
throughout his caging.
Female Java macaque

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 but has not
shown permanent compatibility with any of
the macaques to date.

She has been paired with 5 different
macaques and in each case the pairing failed
due to her extreme bullying and aggression.
Our hope is that she may become a bit more
reasonable with age and that a successful
pairing is in her future!

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 being 'nice' for awhile (a short while) during an early pairing
stage with Holly.
Cornelius P Fluffernutter III
Male Java macaque

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

He hasn't found the right permanent
companion but we're still working on his social
skills and mental issues.

In the meantime he enjoys large Nylabones,
and Hercules bones as he loves the loud
noise they make when he hurls them at the

Corney loves peanuts in the shell!
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! But it was fun while it lasted!
Keiki then...

Keiki now, 17 years later
Male Rhesus macaque
Retired from research

Ivan enjoyed companionship with
his pet rabbit 'Maynard Rabbito'
(left) before he was successfully
paired with 'Winslow' (right)

Ivan enjoys basking in the sun and
hanging out by the pool.

He likes to peel the fibers from
whole coconuts, and uses the
fibers to floss his teeth.

His favorite foods are apples and
Male Java macaque

Jack is an avid swimmer
and spends a great deal
of time diving into the
macaque pool and
searching for water frogs.

His friend 'Pearly Su
(right) enjoys having him
groom her fur.

Jack loves to play with
Kong toys stuffed with
trail mix, and forage for

His favorite foods are
walnuts in the shell and
fresh blueberry branches.
Jack and Pearly Su enjoy finding fresh blueberries on branches
in their outdoor enclosure.
Female Java macaque
Neglect 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

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
Jala enjoys having her ears groomed by her
new friend.
Male Java macaque

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

His favorite foods are blueberries,
tamarind and corn on the cob.
When Cosmo met Jala
he thought she was
pretty cute...
Female Rhesus macaque

Dixie is settling in to her new life
at OPR. She is receiving extensive
rehabilitation to address physical
and emotional issues.

She is shy but learning to trust
select human caretakers at OPR.

She enjoys grooming time with her
favorite human through the safety
bars, until she is stable enough to
join her cousins.

Dixie likes Teddy bears and Kong
toys filled with trail mix, and she
enjoys watching TV.

Her favorite foods are corn on the
cob, tamarind and blueberries.
But when he met Holly, he knew he had found his
companion for life! Macaques choose their own
Batista watching horses run through the pastures
Sick and emaciated on arrival, Jala
could barely stand.
Jala two years later, from 4 to 8
pounds and continuing to thrive!
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Male Rhesus Macaque
Retired from research

Our newest resident, 'Max',
will be having a root canal
next week for a painful and
recurring abscessed tooth.

As soon as he is out of dental
pain he will leave the hospital
and join the other macaques,
and just in time for summer
where he can explore the
great outdoors!

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

What a great monkey!
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Male Mexican Spider Monkey

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!
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