Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary:
A More Natural Life
At the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, we put our beliefs about animal protection into hands-on, caring action.
Located on 186 acres near Dilley, Texas, the Sanctuary provides a safe, permanent home for more than 500 nonhuman primates, many of whom were rescued from abusive situations in research facilities, roadside zoos, or private possession.
The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary enables macaques, vervets, and baboons to meet — some for the very first time — their wide range of innate physical, social, and psychological needs. Animals who once suffered now know peace, and experience freedoms they never had — the freedom to roam in a natural environment, to spend time in the company of others of their kind, and to be themselves instead of pets, test subjects, or curiosities.
The Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is a unique facility, one of the very few to allow its residents to live out their days in the most natural environment possible, with a minimal level of human interference.
Primate Adoption Program
You can make a difference by giving the Sanctuary residents the gift of a bright tomorrow by "adopting" one of them today!
For just $52 a year — only $1 a week! — adoptive sponsors help us provide food, care, and rehabilitation to their adopted individual. Sponsors receive an Adoption Welcome Kit, including a biography and full-color photo of their adopted individual, a Certificate of Adoption, a Sanctuary brochure, and a special gift, as well as the Sanctuary's semi-annual newsletter, The Primate Post, which includes updates on adopted animals and on life at the Sanctuary.
Currently, four residents are part of our Adoption Program. Each of these individuals has a powerful and poignant story to tell of abuse, rescue, and hope.
Learn More About:
- To learn more about the Sanctuary, to view photos of our grounds and our residents, and to learn about our "Adopt a Primate" program, please visit www.bornfreeusa.org/sanctuary.
- The international trade in nonhuman primates and how you can help — please see the "Primates" section of www.morebeautifulwild.com.