Tim Ajax

Sanctuary Blog

by Tim Ajax, Director

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary


Some people monkey around a little, some people monkey around a lot, and then there's Tim. He's a prince among primates, presiding over hundreds of fellow bipeds in the often-brutal Texas outdoors. There's no ape escape for Tim and his crew, but no matter. They love to help macaques, baboons and vervets live out their lives with as much freedom as possible. And like peeling a banana, Tim's blogs take you to the good stuff inside — with a steady supplement of Texas weather updates, of course!


Experiencing New Sights, Sounds, and Smells

From Animal Issues, Volume 37 Number 4, Winter 2006

Published: 12/31/06

A new group of monkeys has arrived at the API Primate Sanctuary. Recently released from a research facility, the group of bonnet macaques is settling into its new home in Southwest Texas.

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Costs and Benefits

From Animal Issues, Volume 37 Number 3, Fall 2006

Published: 09/30/06

We’ve undertaken plenty of projects here at the Sanctuary lately aimed at helping the primates who live here have the most natural and enriched life possible.

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A 2007 Calendar for the API Primate Sanctuary

Published: 09/25/06

2007 API Primate Sanctuary CalendarAPI and our Primate Sanctuary have teamed up with Turner Publishing Company to bring you this delightful 2007 wall calendar. Featuring beautiful photographs by Sanctuary Co-Director, Sarah Kite, each month provides a glimpse into daily life at the Sanctuary for residents such as Darwin, Carly, Boon, Tilly, and more. The calendar's vibrant, contrasting colors and monthly informational tidbits are sure to be a hit with just about everyone, making them perfect gifts for the upcoming holiday season!

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Tucson

Published: 09/20/06

We are sad to announce the death of Tucson, one of our “adoptable” primates. He died peacefully in his sleep at our Sanctuary.

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All in a Day’s Work

From Animal Issues, Volume 37 Number 2, Summer 2006

Published: 08/23/06

The past four months have been a busy time at the Sanctuary. Projects, such as the construction of a new set of semi-natural enclosures, have almost been completed. Climbing platforms for additional enrichment and shelter within one of our large, natural, free-range enclosures have also been built, along with a pool and a diving platform, something the monkeys thoroughly enjoy.

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Carly & Ollie: An Update

From Animal Issues, Volume 37 Number 2, Summer 2006

Published: 06/30/06

We are pleased to report progress in the rehabilitation of two of our residents: Carly and Ollie.

As you may recall, Carly is a snow monkey who came to the Sanctuary in early 2005. She had been forced to spend years as a “pet,” living in social isolation, away from others of her kind, before being confiscated by Animal Control in Nevada. She had been severely neglected and was kept in a cage in a garage.

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Open Your Heart and “Adopt” a Primate

Published: 06/13/06

They were denied the natural life and freedom that they deserved. Then they were adopted and given a new start at the API Primate Sanctuary in Texas. Now you can help ensure their future by “adopting” one of them today!

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Mortimer the Vervet

Published: 01/27/06

It is with great sadness we announce the death of one of our “adoptable” primates, Mortimer. Despite our best efforts, Mortimer’s kidneys stopped functioning, and he was unable to recover. Mortimer was 19 years old. Although every one of our API Primate Sanctuary residents is special, Mortimer had a particularly endearing character.

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