What We Are:
OPR is a USDA licensed sanctuary. We are an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization that was first established on a small acreage in Dallas Oregon in 1998.
In 2008, we were blessed with a secluded 28 acre sanctuary in beautiful Longview,
Washington. Safely nestled among the fir trees and surrounded by nature, this truly is a
place where monkeys thrive!
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.
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.
|Sanctuary * Education * Conservation *
OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary
2020 Official Website
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.
Below OSU's ZWE club explore an outdoor habitat, and OWU veterinary
student "Sarah" collects behavior data.
To partner contact us at:360-575-9231 or email by clicking the link below
Unlike a zoo, we are not open to the general public
The health and emotional well-being of our resident primates is our number one concern. Many of our residents have
experienced trauma or cruel abuse in their previous homes which resulted in devastating emotional or behavioral issues.
Having unattended visitors can be very stressful for them. So in order to allow the primates privacy in their sanctuary
home, continued healing, and to avoid any unnecessary stress, OPR does not provide open hours to the general public.
Scheduled on site and off site educational presentations are available for various adult groups during the
warmer spring and summer months. For information, contact us at 360-575-9231 or send us an email at
If you want to help us make a positive difference, consider sponsoring a monkey! Click on this link Monkeys to read
about our resident monkeys needing sponsors!