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 the monkeys feel at
Oregon Primate Rescue has adopted the name "OPR Coastal Primate
Sanctuary" due to our new location and not wanting to appear
To learn more about our sanctuary click here
The mission of OPR is to provide lifetime care in a humane and enriching environment to unwanted,
orphaned or crippled 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.
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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
Above,OSU's ZWE club explore an
outdoor habitat, and below, OWU
veterinary student "Sarah" collects
To partner contact us at:360-575-9231
or email by clicking the link below
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 strangers visit 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 is not open to
But you can help us make a positive difference by sponsoring a
monkey! Click on this link Monkeys to read about our residents
and choose the monkey you wish to sponsor!
We offer educational presentations for various groups
throughout the year. For more information or to schedule a
presentation for your group, email us at: