Video Gallery: Everyday Life


Pop Goes the Sammy

Published: Jun 13th, 2014

A little fun on Friday the 13th.


Jammin' on a Sail

Published: May 5th, 2014

Japanese macaques at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary get their first look at a shade sail and quickly figure out what a great trampoline it makes! But we need to replace many of our damaged shade sails in time for the summer heat...


Easter at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

The New Braunfels chapter of Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program helped the monkeys celebrate Easter. We used natural dyes to color cruelty-free hard boiled eggs for the monkeys to enjoy...


Pumpkins for Primates

Published: Oct 30th, 2013

We wanted our primates to enjoy a little Halloween treat while educating the public on the work we do at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary so we teamed up with local groups in New Braunfels, Texas to make it happen...


Life at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

Published: May 19th, 2008

A quick glimpse into life for rescued primates at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas. Snow monkeys in free range enclosures are able to live life as freely as possible in captivity...


Snacking at the Sanctuary

Published: Oct 19th, 2010

Meal time is a great time at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Monkeys scurry behind, above and about the "food truck" as it delivers bananas and other treats...


Sanctuary Residents Eating

Published: Jul 16th, 2008

Primates at Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.


Sanctuary pals grooming

Published: Jul 16th, 2008

Rescued macaques grooming at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.


Splish Splash it's a Monkey Bath

Published: Jul 3rd, 2011

While Texas is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history, the monkeys at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary http://www...


Snow Monkeys Grooming at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

Published: Apr 4th, 2010

Two Snow Monkeys residing at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary enjoy a grooming session on a windy spring day. In addition to maintaining hygiene this behavior reinforces social bonds and reduces stress...


Sanctuary monkeys hanging out

Published: Jul 16th, 2008

Rescued macaques enjoy life as a family group at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.


Oliver and the Hammock

Published: Jun 2nd, 2012

Oliver, a young rhesus macaque, enjoys some playtime with his favorite hammock. It's a good example of how it doesn't take much to help lift the spirits of our furry residents...


Monkeys at the beach

Published: Jul 16th, 2008

Snow monkeys forage along the beach in their large free-range enclosure at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.


More of longtail macaques grooming in a tree

Published: Sep 19th, 2008

Recently released into their 5-acre free-range enclosure at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, these former laboratory residents now live a natural life amidst acres of heavily wooded and other lush vegetation.


Ice Breaker

Published: Feb 6th, 2011

Staff members Esteban Ramirez and Gabriel Ramirez break ice in the baboon lockout areas to make sure the primates have access to fresh water after several days of exceptionally frigid weather at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.


Bruce in the Snow

Published: Feb 6th, 2011

Bruce, a rescued hamadryas baboon residing at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, doesn't appear to be too fazed by the snow.


Sanctuary monkeys play in trees

Published: Jul 16th, 2008

Snow monkeys at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary frolic in the trees within their large, free-range enclosure.