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The OPR Story

Where Broken Hearts are Mended

Oregon Primate Rescue has adopted the name “OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary” due to our new location and not wanting to appear geographically specific.

What We Do:

The mission of OPR is to provide lifetime care in a humane and enriching environment to unwanted, orphaned or discarded monkeys that originate from private owners, from government agencies, and to those retiring from a life of research.

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OPR raises awareness of the complexities involved in keeping primates as pets, and to discuss adult or aberrant behaviors caused by various aspects of captive life, in hopes of reducing the number of unwanted primates in the private sector. OPR stresses the importance of preserving wildlife habitat, and how human encroachment affects primate species in the wild.

OPR offers health, diet, enrichment and management information to all who care for captive primates, in an effort to promote humane conditions for primates maintained in all captive environments.

Partnerships with Oregon State University, Central Washington University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Oxford University have provided student interns that help OPR improve and continue its mission. 

To partner contact us at:360-575-9231 or  email:

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