Primate Rescue and Rehabilitation Facilities
with special consideration of facilities which take in lorises and pottos
Comprehensive update necessary; some addresses may no longer be valid.
Information which can help to improve these pages would be appreciated

Slow loris. Photo: F. Wiens
This is no complete list of rescue centers because it focuses on rescue facilities for lorises and pottos. Some general information about rescue stations is included here, see colour code. If you are looking for information about rescue and rehabilitation centers not mentioned here, you may look in other websites such as  the Aesop projects Links to primate sanctuaries & sanctuary organizations of the International Association for Primate Refuges and Sanctuaries (IAPRS) .
The quality of captive care by the listed facilities cannot be verified by the compiler.

To the index 

In this page, the names of rescue centers are partly marked with colour: 
  • Dark green: facility has, in the past, taken in lorises or pottos or is ready to take these species in
  • Black: details insufficiently known
  • Grey: specialized on other species; no facility for lorises or pottos
Species rescued and details about facilities are mentioned as far as known.

Potto. Photo: M. Perschke
Attention: transport of protected wild animals is illegal in many countries; in addition, danger of disease transmission or bites of terrified animals should be considered, and attempts of unskilled helpers may cause distress and aggravate health problems of animals. It may be best to inform skilled rescue center personnel instead of trying to catch an animal. And please consider: if you buy an animal illegally offered on a market for saving it, you support trade. For every profit made by selling an animal, several others may be killed to offer a new one.
See also our page about 
first aid, rescue and rehabilitation
for lorises and pottos. 
Facilities in the range countries of the animals Facilities in other countries, not within natural distribution areas
Taiwan / 
   Republic of China 
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of
    the Congo
Equatorial Guinea / 
     Rio Muni
Republic of the Congo
Sierra Leone
South Africa
United Kingdom

Primate Rescue and Rehabilitation Sites in Asia

Preliminary draft, compiled by Helena Fitch-Snyder (Center for Breeding of Endangered Species, San Diego Zoo), March 2001. Some additional addresses from the website of the International Association for Primate Refuges and Sanctuaries (IAPRS; see below) and information from other sources such as websites of institutions are included.

Telephone and e-mail addresses are only be included with the agreement of institutions / persons concerned.
Any help allowing to improve this list would be appreciated (to e-mail address: helga.schulze@cityweb.de)


 Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)

Office: Cambodian Wildlife Rescue
Nº. 109, Street 99,
Phsar Doeum Thkov Precinct,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Rescue center: 40km south of Phnom Penh, on National Road 2, see map at http://www.cambodianwildliferescue.org/Contact_Us.html
Website: http://www.cambodianwildliferescue.org/
Mentioned as an official Wildlife Rescue Centre (Stich, Krüger, 2002)
Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is situated within a protected forest. The center provides a natural refuge for rescued Cambodian wildlife.
Rescued animals can be brought in at any time and in any state of health. Animals unfit for release are kept in natural surroundings. The center is open to the public (Information from the Center website, shortened)

Angkor Centre for Conservation and Biodiversity (ACCB)

Kbal Spean
(behind the temples of Angkor)
Website: http://www.accb-cambodia.org/english.html
Facility on an area provided by the province government of Siem Reap.
Objectives: rescue center for confiscated and sick wild animals, breeding station for threatened Cambodian species, field research, conservation awareness work (supported by the GTZ = German Technical Cooperation) and a sustainable livelihood project. Development and support by Stiftung Artenschutz (foundation for species protection by German and Austrian zoos), particularly by Allwetterzoo Münster (Germany), ZGAP, main sponsor Goetz. (Krüger et al. 2004 and information from several websites)
Under construction since April 2003, some sections, including veterinarian station, facilities for small mammals, turtles and large birds, meanwhile finished. First animals have been taken in in January 2004. Registered NGO.
Wildlife assistance projects in Cambodia "WAPIC"
Still existing? No information found with Google in 2007

          David Ware, Projects Coordinator
       PO Box 1106
          Phnom Penh
          Tel: 855-12-883-274
          E-mail: volunteers@pobox.com

Government rescue centre run by the Wildlife Protection Office (belonging to the Department of Forestry and Wildlife of the Ministry Of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries). Groups that have helped with the development of the center include Free the Bears, Care for the Wild, WildAid and David Ware


P. R. China

Prof. Weizhi Ji
Kunming Institute of Zoology
The Chinese Academy of Sciences
32 Jiaochang Donglu
Kunming, Yunnan 650223

Hong Kong

Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden

Lam Kam Road, Tai Po
New Territories, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2488 1317 FAX: (852) 2488 3035
Website: http://www.kfbg.org.hk
(Misc. Asian Primates)

Taiwan / Republic of China

Pingtung Rescue Center for Endangered Wild Animals

1 Hseuh Fu Rd., Nei Pu, Pingtung
Taiwan 91207
R.O.C. / Republic of China
E-mail: ptrc@mail.npust.edu.tw
Website: http://wildmic.npust.edu.tw/ptrc/index.html
Director Jai-Chyi Kurtis Pei
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Institute of Wildlife Conservation
National Pintung University of Science & Technology
PO Box 37-32 Pingtung 91207
Republic of China
Wildlife rescue center established by the Council of Agriculture in 1993. Housing, rehabilitation, relocation, conservation breeding for confiscated animals and abandoned wildlife pets. Mainly primates originally from Taiwan (Formosan macaques) and other Asian countries (including orangutans, gibbons, other macaques; pygmy lorises); other wild animals such as tigers, sun bears and small carnivores). Cooperation with the Monkey World and Ape Rescue Center in Dorset, UK for conservation of Asian primates.


Indian wildlife rescue / rehabilitation centers must be authorized by the Central Zoo Autority for legally carrying out their activity (Wildlife Protection Act. The following list may need some update

Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Center (WRRC)

#102, Landmark Apts.
Moyenville Road
Langford Town
Website: http://www.cupabangalore.org/about/wrrc.htm

Contact: Suparna Baksi Ganguly

Primate section: for bonnet macaques and slender lorises, up to 30-50 animals.

The WRRC, a rescue center for wild animals (reptiles, birds and primates) on seven acres of land provided by the forest dept of Karnataka, was established in 2000 - 2001. It is the wildlife wing of the CUPA organisation (Website: http://www.cupabangalore.org). The objective of the center is to cure wild animals rescued from pet-trade, illegal ownership and court and police confiscations, mostly received in a state of shock or stress or injured, and to reintroduce them to the wild. There is no longterm or permament housing facility. Help from other institutions contributing to the development of a center of excellence for rescuing and reintroducing wild animals would be appreciated. (Information via e-mail from Suparna Baksi Ganguly, 2000, 2001)

People for Animals (PFA) - organisation which maintains animal hospitals, ambulances and refuges all over India for domestic animals. The wildlife wing of PFA, Save Our Wildlife (SoWL), runs a 24 hour service for rescue and rehabilitation of urban wildlife.

PfA homepage: http://www.peopleforanimals.org/
See page "Action for animals" by PFA for more information: http://www.peopleforanimals.org/afa.htm
Contact addresses: see http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/7811/units.htm
The website of People for Animals Bangalore which also included reports about loris rescue and rehabilitation, at http://www.pfabgl.org/story-loris.htm and http://www.pfabgl.org/lorris.htm, seems no longer available.

Prof. Dr. A. K. Gupta, IFS

Professor and Head Department of Population Management,
Capture and Rehabilitation Wildlife Institute of India
P.O. Box 18
Dehradun 248006

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Vandalur Chennau (Madras), Tamil Nadu, Southern India
(Official rescue center status proposed at site)
(Lion-tailed macaques, Nilgiri langur)

Indonesian rescue facilities urgently need support because of lack of funding. Right now, the majority of the websites recommended here earlier have vanished, in most facilities proper care for the animals is no longer possible. Some facilities may need to be closed although thousands of animals depend on them for help such as confiscation, housing, medicinal treatment, medicine like pain killers, food and financial support of reintroduction programs. Urgent case: the Kalaweit Gibbon and Siamang Rehabilitation Project with facilities on Indonesian Borneo (for gibbons) and on Marak Island west of Sumatra (for Siamangs), see their website for possibilities to help. For support of rescue facilities in general see for instance  you can donate via International Animal Rescue, IAR or to ProFauna Indonesia. More information how help is possible will be included here when available.
A specialized rescue facility for slow lorises in under construction on Java, see below

Jaringan Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Indonesia / The Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network
Indonesian Wild Animal Rescue Centers (Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa, shortened as PPS) supposed to cooperate as a network to assure efficient animal rescue and welfare of protected animals in the rescue centres based on IUCN criteria, release, if possible, and support of authorities in law enforcement for diminishing illegal trade with protected species. Because of lack of funding the work of the network is threatened.
Website: http://www.jpps-indonesia.org/ in the future (so far no contents)



Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme

PO Box 1472
Medan 20000
North Sumatra
Website: http://www.sumatranorangutan.org
Scientific Director: Ian Singleton
Map of Sumatra with facilities: via http://www.sumatranorangutan.org/site_mawas/UK/PROJECT/pag/project_intro.htm
(Sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii)
Programme by PanEco Foundation, Frankfurt Zoological Society, Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari and the Indonesian government, established since 1998, with a quarantine centre near Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia and a reintroduction programme in Bukit Tigapuluh national park in Jambi province, Sumatra. (Information from the project website, 18 March 2004, and Ian Singleton, pers. comm.)



Ciapus Primate Centre

Jalan Curug Nanka,
Sukajadi, Ciapus, Bogor, West Java
Tel., fax: 0062 / 251389232

Postal address:
PO Box 125
Bogor 16001
Contact information of January 2012 from http://www.iar-us.org/where_we_work/4/Indonesia.html)
Website: see IAR news about this facility at http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/projects/23/Ciapus+primate+centre.html
Donations for IAR rescue facilities (in general, not specifically for lorises) and volunteer help: see IAR websites: http://www.iar.org.uk/
or http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/

Rescue facility especially for slow lorises and other primate species, located in the rainforest of Ciapus, near Bogor, West Java with a vet station and conservation awareness center. Other parts of the facility are designed for the rehabilitation of confiscated pet macaques. This centre would not exist without the help of the Tjandra family who kindly provided the necessary land, and without the financial support of the International Animal Rescue, IAR, http://www.iar.org.uk.
PPS Tegal Alur
Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Tegal Alur / Tegal Alur Wild Animal Rescue Center (PTSTA)
Tegal Alur, Cengkareng
(near the main airport of Jakarta, Soekarna Hatta)
Jl.Benda Raya No. 1 Kali Deres Jakarta Barat 11820   (Information from Indonesian rescue centre network web page)
Contact person: Pramudya Harzani
Transit rescue center for confiscated animals at Tegal Alur near the airport in Jakarta, built in 2000 by the Gibbon Foundation for temporary housing of wild animals freed from illegal trade. The center of limited size takes in freshly confiscated animals and cooperates with other rescue facilities for subsequent relocation of animals to adequate other places (F. den Haas, pers. comm.). Member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network

(PPS Arjasari)
Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Arjasari

Jl. Pamekar Raya No.10
Kompleks Panghegar Permai
Website: http://www.jaringanpps.org/jarpps_member_view.php?ppsid=8
Contact person: Hasudungan Pakpahan
Member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network. PPS Arjasari will not be able to start working because of lack of funding

PPS Cikananga
Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Liar Cikananga / Cikananga Wild Animals Rescue Centre (PPSC)

Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Cikananga (PPSC)
Kampung Cikananga Desa Cisitu
Kecamatan Nyalindung Kabupaten Sukabumi
West Java
Websites: http://www.cikananga.org/
Contact person: Andi Prima Setiadi
(Confiscated or rescued wild animals such as orangutans, slow lorises, wild cats, birds, snakes and turtles)
PPS Cikananga is a non-profit organization established in 2001. It supports the Indonesian government, saving and conserving wildlife protected by Indonesian laws. In the rescue center, confiscated wild animals are rehabilitated before re-introduction to their habitats. Habitat protection is another mission. PPS Cikananga allows scientific research for the benefit of animals and develops conservation awareness material such as educational programs for elementary schools. (Information from the center website, 5 November 2003). Member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network
PPS Yogyakarta
Pusat Penyelematan Satwa (PPS) Yogyakarta
Jl Tegal Melati No. 64 A
Yogyakarta, Central Java
Dusun Paingan, Desa Sendangsari, Kecamatan Pengasih, Kabupaten Kulonprogo, Daerah Istimewa
Yogyakarta, Central Java  (Information from Indonesian rescue centre network web page)
Websites: http://www.ppsjogja.org/
Contact person: Hartono
Rescue center built in 2002 with financial support by the Gibbon Foundation for wild animals confiscated by the state or voluntarily surrendered by community members. For temporary housing and rehabilitation for reintroduction to the wild. Member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network

Pusat Primata Schmutzer / Schmutzer Primate Center in the Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

Jl. Harsono Rm No.1 Ragunan
Jakarta Selatan 12550
Website: http://www.primata.or.id/
The world´s largest primate center, with rescue center for confiscated animals, conservation awareness work, organisation of conservation workshops and comparable meetings

Pusat Studi Satwa Primata (Primate Research Center) at the Institut Pertanian Bogor

Jalan Lodaya 11/3, Bogor
West Java 16151
Website: http://www.primate.wisc.edu/pin/idp/idp/entry/139
Director: Dondin Sajuthi
(Macaca fascicularis, M. nemestrina, Nycticebus coucang)
Mission: Conservation of Indonesian endemic primate species, optimizing use of unprotected Indonesian primate species in biomedical research; biomedical research with primates. A breeding colony of protected Indonesian primate species for conservation including ex situ breeding facilities for Nycticebus coucang (6 breeders) and Tarsiers (10 breeders) and a facility to breed unprotected Indonesian primate species (M. fascicularis and M. nemestrina) for their use as models in human diseases. (Information from the center website, 10 June 2001)

PPS Gadog, Bogor
= Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Gadog - PPS Gadog

Jl. Raya Gadog Rt.01/01. Ds. Sukakarya, Kec. Megandung
Bogor, Jawa Barat (West Java)
Contact person: Martinus Nicolass Dol (Bruder Martin) / drh. Karyo
 Founded in 2003, member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network

PPS Malang, Petung Sewu
Petungsewu Wild Animal Rescue Centre

Yayasan PPS Petungsewu
Desa Petungsewu, Kecamatan Dau, Kabupaten Malang
KP 3030 Malang 65100 (East Java)
Websites: http://www.profauna.or.id/English/animal-rescue.html
Contact person: Iwan Kurniawan
(Particularly primates freed from illegal trade, including Nycticebus coucang, but also of other species such as cockatoos, eagles, carnivores and deer)
The center is run by ProFauna Indonesia for temporary housing of wild animals freed from illegal trade. It is located in the lower land of Kawi Mountain, East Java, 30 minutes by car from the city of Malang. (Information from the center website, 10 January 2003). Member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network


Dr. Theresia Ida

Bali Gibbon Sanctuary
Jalan Suwung Batn Kendal 6
Denpasar, Bali

Tamblingan, Bali?  Information lacking

PPS Bali
Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Bali

Jalan Teratai No. 49A, Banjar Dukuh, Desa Dauh Peken
Tabanan 82111
Website: http://www.jaringanpps.org/jarpps_member_view.php?ppsid=10
Contact person: Dr. Wita Wahdya Wadyayandani, Executive Director
Founded in 2003, member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network


Wanariset Orangutan Reintroduction Project

PO Box 319,
East Kalimantan
Timur 76103,
Websites: http://www.orangutannetwork.net/wanariset_info.html  and via
Balikpapan Orangutan Survival foundation (BOS): http://www.savetheorangutan.info
Rescue station and forestry research center related to the international Kalimantan Project of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops (MOFEC) and Tropenbos International, Netherlands. Aim is to contribute to the conservation and wise use of tropical rain forests through applied research.  The Wanariset station is located 38 km north of the city of Balikpapan. It comprises 3,504 hectares of experimental forest, botanical facilities (e.g., herbarium, green house, nursery, laboratory), research library, office and educational centers, and orangutan rehabilitation headquarters.
Nyaru Menteng Center / Orangutan Refuge
Affiliate of Wanariset ORP
28 km away from Palangka Raya, capital of Central Kalimantan
Website: http://www.orangutan.com/projects_nyarumenteng.html
For confiscated orangutans; also takes in lorises

Ketapang, West Kalimantan (near Gunung Palung National Park?) Information missing

PPS Toho
Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Toho Pontianak

Yayasan Titian - Jl. Jl. Parit Haji Husin II Komp. Telkom No. F-I Pontianak, Kalimatan Barat (West Kalimantan)
Contact person: Darmawan
Founded in 2002, member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network


PPS Tasikoki
= Pusat Penyelamatan Satwa Tasikoki (PPST)

Jl. Raya Girian -Pinokalan, Bitung
PO Box 35 Bitung 9551
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Kotak Pos 1369, Manado, 95000 (Desa Watudambo, Kecamatan Kauditan, Jl. Raya Bitung No. 293, Post Code: 95372)
      (Information from Indonesian rescue centre network web page)
Websites: http://www.tasikoki.org/, http://www.jaringanpps.org/jarpps_member_view.php?ppsid=5
Contact person: Berty
Founded in 2003, member of the Indonesian Wildlife Rescue Centre Network. Rescue facility for rare and endangered Indonesian animals, reintroduction, conservation of species and ecosystems, support for law enforcement activities by the Indonesian authorities, conservation awareness work for local communities (Information from the center website, 28 December 2004).


Sabah, Sarawak (Borneo):

Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Center

WDT 2001
9009 Sandakan
Sabah 90000
Website: http://www.jaring.my/sabah/sepilok.htm
Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Program
P.O.Box 3109
Sandakan, Sabah 90734
Marc Ancrenaz D.V.M., Scientific Director
Semenggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Forestry Department, 1st Floor
Wisma Sumber Alam, Jalan Studium, Petra Jaya, 93660 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia.
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Office / Mailing Address:
Mile 8,
Bandar Sibuga Jaya
Jalan Chung Fatt
P.O.Box 819
90709 Sandakan
Sabah, Malaysia.
Website: http://www.proboscis.cc/about/index.htm
Rescue facility particularly for primates affected by destruction of their habitats. Has in the past also taken in lorises (S. Hynd, pers. comm.)


DENR-PAWB Wildlife Rescue Center

Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife Nature Center
Quezon City
The Philippine Tarsier Foundation, Inc.
Km. 14 Canapnapan 6337 Corella, Bohol, Philippines


Singapore Zoo


Central office in Thailand:
Royal Forest Department
Wildlife Conservation Division

Phaholyothin Road
Bangkok 10900
Website of the Wildlife Conservation Division: http://www.forest.go.th/nrco/english/wcd.htm
Website of the Royal Forest Department: http://www.forest.go.th/default_e.asp
Tasks of the Wildlife Conservation Division include conservation of wildlife and habitats, establishment and management of sanctuaries, reintroduction and rehabilitation programs for certain wildlife species, research and the establishment of a database on wildlife, forest, and social economy for wildlife sanctuaries (Information from the website, seen 29 March 2003; e-mail information from Sylke and Janet who rescued a wounded Nycticebus pygmaeus)

The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand (WAR)

235 Sukhumvit Road Soi 31
Bangkok 10110
Website: http://www.warthai.org
The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand (WAR) is a non-profit-making charitable foundation dedicated to the welfare and preservation of natural species of animals in Thailand. War was started in 1985 by Pongsagdi and Leonie Vejjajiva with the encouragement of Pisit Na Pattalung, secretary of the Wildlife Fund Thailand. Its objective is to care for wild animals that are disabled or unwanted or otherwise unable to function normally as a result of maltreatment or disease.
WAR's Sukhumwit Wild Animal Sanctuary and Krabok Koo Wild Animal Sanctuary contain hundreds of abused or confiscated animals including gibbons, monkeys and slow lorises. War runs many sanctuaries for animals in need. Its programs include a newsletter "Animal Tribune" with articles about Thai fauna and endangered species. (Information from the center website, 10 June 2001)

Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) wildlife rescue center
at  Kao Look Chang Temple

Wildlife Friends of Thailand
Moo 6
Tambon Thamairuak
Amphoe Thayang
76130 Petchaburi
Wildlife Friends of Thailand website: http://www.wfft.org/. Website for the rescue center: http://www.wfft.org/wrc.htm
Wildlife Rescue and Gibbon Rehabilitation center located at Kao Look Chang Temple in the Petchburi province, Thailand, approximately 200 kilometers south of Bangkok. Fully registered foundation under Thai law. Rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals previously exploited as pets or used for profit within the tourist industry, including gibbons, macaques, civets, tigers, loris, snakes, birds, leopard cats, leopards, bars and various species of deer.

Krabakhu Wild Animal Rescue Center

Kanchanaburi Provinces
Royal Forest Department
Paholyothin Rd.
Jatujak, Bangkok 10900

Phuket Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand
Bang Pae Waterfall Wildlife Park
29/2 Soi Dang Udom
Sukhumvit Soi 33
Bangkok 10110

Gibbon Rehabilitation Center

        Khao Phra Thaew National Park, Phuket, Kingdom of Thailand
        Web-site: http://www.ecovolunteer.org/pro/pro20/pro1_20.htm

Highland Farm and Wildlife Refuge

Highway 1090, P.O.Box 24, A. Mae Sot 63110, County of PropPra, Kingdom of Thailand
Website: http://www.members.tripod.com/highlandfarm


Information from an undated Vietnamese poster against trade with lorises, obtained from U. Streicher, EPRC, and from T. Nadler, pers. comm.:
All primate trade, catching of primates or keeping them as pets in Vietnam are illegal. If you see a rare or endangered species for sale in the market, please contact:

  • the Forest Protection Department 8252635 (Hanoi) or, better,
  • your local Forest Protection Branch (almost each province has a  forest protection department which is responsible for law enforcement), or
  • Fauna and Flora International (FFI) 9330062 (Hanoi)

  • Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC)

    Cuc Phuong National Park
    Nho Quan District
    Ninh Binh Province
    Website: Index / Home: http://www.primatecenter.org/
    (Langurs, gibbons, lorises)
    The EPRC cares for rare primates confiscated from the booming illegal animal trade. With these confiscated individuals the EPRC has successfully formed several breeding groups and it strives to establish stable captive breeding populations of some of the rarest primate taxa and the longterm goal is the release of captive bred offspring back to the wild.
    The center includes a five hectare site which is home to more than 100 primates, a main building with veterinary facilities, a quarantine building and 2 'semi-wild' or open enclosures for gibbons and langurs. The Center tries to provide sufficient housing and natural food sources to mimic wild groups and their natural habitats as much as possible (information from the center website, 10 June 2001).

    Hanoi Zoo

    with official Soc Son Animal Rescue Center outside Hanoi

    Saigon Zoo, Ho Chi Minh City

    with official wildlife rescue center; conservation education programs for high school students


    Rescue stations in the African states where pottos or angwantibos occur

    Website of the African Association of Zoos & Aquaria, PAAZAB: http://www.paazab.com/

    Sierra Leone

    No information available


    The zoos in Accra and Kumasi may provide a home for confiscated wild animals. The Centre for Endangered Primates within Accra Zoo is specialized on some highly threatened simian primate species (see below), it has no facility for taking in prosimians like pottos (S. Reichler, pers. comm.).

    Accra Zoo with Centre for Endangered Primates

    Accra Zoological Garden
    Wildlife Devision (FC)
    PO Box. 239
    Tel. 0233-21-772553
    (Centre for Endangered Primates: for White-naped mangabeys and Roloway guenons. Cannot take in lorisids / pottos)
    Construction work for Ghana’s first endangered primate centre has been finished in February 05, the centre will soon be opened officially (Information from J. Trillmich, WAPCA). It been developed in cooperation by WAPCA (West African Primate Conservation Action, main aim: preservation of threatened primate species in the West-African Upper Guinean Rainforest), the Ghana Wildlife Department, the zoo in Accra, Ghana’s capital, and sponsors. It provides naturally designed cages, best feeding and veterinary care. The Centre will enable the authorities to confiscate illegally kept primates held as pets or offered on markets; in the long run, critically endangered primates are supposed to be re-socialised and reintroduced to their natural habitat. The centre will also promote conservation awareness  in visitors of Accra Zoo including school children, providing information about the dramatic situation of endemic wildlife species caused by human exploitation (Reichler, 2001; WAPCA website).


    Cercopan Forest Monkey Rehabilitation and Conservation

    4 Ishie Lane, c/o Housing Estate PO Box 107, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
    Website: http://www.cercopan.org/

    CERCOPAN is is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation located in southeast Nigeria. Aim: conservation of rainforest primates and their habitat. Work focuses on guenons and mangabeys and includes rescue, rehabilitation, conservation education and research. CERCOPAN works in cooperation with the Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism, Cross River State Forestry Commission, under the Ministry of Environment


    Limbe Wildlife Center (LWC)

    BP 878, Limbe
    South-West Province, Cameroon
    West Africa.
    Information: 3000 Lee Highway, Suite B201, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
    Website: http://limbewildlife.org/

    The Limbe Wildlife Centre is a wildlife (primarily primate) rescue and rehabilitation centre with a strong emphasis on conservation education. (Information from Kay Farmer, Scottish Primate Research Group, via alloprimates mailing list)

    Equatorial Guinea / Rio Muni

    No information available

    Central African Republic

    No information available


    No information available

    Republic of the Congo

    No information available

    Democratic republic of the Congo (former Zaïre)

    No information available


    Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC)
         (former Entebbe Zoo)

    P.O. Box 369 Entebbe
    Website: http://www.ugandawildlifecentre.com/

    The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe is the officially recognised sanctuary for orphaned, confiscated and injured animals in Uganda. Another aim is education of the public on the importance of conservation. It is the only facility of this kind in Uganda. (Information from the websites of UWEC and Ngambe Island Sanctuary websites, October 2002)


    No information

    Some primate rescue stations in other countries / regions


    Biologisches Institut Metelen e. V.    [Biological Institute Metelen e. V.]
    Forschungseinrichtung für Biotop- und Artenschutz [Facility for research on habitat and species conservation]

    Samberg 65, D-48629 Metelen, Germany
    Website: http://www.lanuv.nrw.de/natur/arten/metelen.htm

    Institute for research concerning habitat and species protection; temporary housing of confiscated animals (particularly of endangered species, birds and reptiles)
    German /Deutsch: Forschung zu Lebensräumen und Artenschutz; zeitweise Unterbringungkonfiszierter Tiere (vor allem bedrohte Arten, Vögel, Reptilien)

    Wildtier- und Artenschutzstation e.V. Sachsenhagen     [Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Centre in Sachsenhagen]

    Hohe Warte, 31553 Sachsenhagen, Germany
    Website: http://www.wildtierstation.de/

    State-approved, non-profit rescue station for injured and orphaned wild animals, confiscated local and exotic wild animals since 1982. Area 20 ha, with veterinary station, cooperation with Hannover University for Veterinary Science. An average of 1500 animals is taken in per year. Rehabilitation and release of native animals, mediation of exotic animals to zoos
    German /Deutsch: staatlich anerkannte gemeinnützige Pflegestation für verletzt oder verwaist aufgefundene heimische Wildtiere und für behördlich beschlagnahmte Tiere wildlebender Arten und Exoten. Mit Tierarztstation, Zusammenarbeit mit der tierärztlichen Hochschule Hannover. Seit Juni 2004 Gemeinschaftsprojekt von „Wildtier- und Artenschutzstation e.V.” und „Deutsches Tierhilfswerk e.V.”

    Affen in Not - Auffangstation für Exoten, besonders Affen     [Monkeys in trouble - Rescue facility for exotic animals, particularly primates]

    Ansprechpartner / contact: Ms. Angelika Berries
    29462 Klennow, Dolgower Straße 5, Germany
    Website (German): http://www.affen-in-not.de/

    State-approved rescue facility for exotic animals, particularly primates. All simian species except adult apes or baboons / mandrills. Takes in nocturnal primates and prosimians. Orphanage for primate infants. Aims: rehabilitiation, resocialization, mediation into good permanent care.
    German /Deutsch: Rettungsstation für exotische Tiere, Affen und Halbaffen. Alle Affen außer erwachsenen Menschenaffen und Pavianen / Mandrills. Nachtaktive Primaten und Halbaffen können aufgenommen werden. Aufzuchtstation für verwaiste Primatenkinder. Ziele: Rehabilitierung, Resozialisierung, Weitervermittlung in gute Haltung.

    Loris-Kolonie der Ruhr-Universität Bochum     [Loris colony of Ruhr-University Bochum]

    Contact: see impressum

    Small state-approved non-profit, non-public facility for old, sick and surplus captive lorises; captive breeding within an EEP = European conservation breeding program for L. t. nordicus (see studbook page). Limited space for taking in confiscated nocturnal prosimians on request. Research, information for rescue and breeding facilities. Maintained by the compiler of the loris and potto conservation database. Cooperation with other institutions: see coauthor pages of this website.
    German /Deutsch: Adresse: siehe Impressum. Kleine, behördlich anerkannte, gemeinnützige, nicht-öffentliche Einrichtung vor allem für alte und kranke Loris aus Zoo-Zucht. Loris-Erhaltungszucht (L. l. nordicus) im Rahmen eines EEP,  siehe Zuchtbuch-Seite. Aufnahme nachtaktiver Prosimier auf Anfrage, generell nur über anerkannte Institutionen. Forschung, Bereitstellung von Informationen für Zucht- und Rettungseinrichtungen. Unterhalten von der Herausgeberin der Loris- und Potto-Artenschutz-Datenbank. Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Institutionen: siehe Koautoren-Seiten in dieser Webseite.

    Tierheim Berlin - animal shelter Berlin, in the future.

    According to a report of 28 July 2007 by the Financial Times / dpa, building of a rescue facility for marooned exotic animals such as reptiles is planned, with start of construction work in September and opening in May 2008. This measure became necessary because zoos cannot take in all animals coming from booming trade with exotic species.


    The Israeli primate sanctuary foundation

    Monkey Park, Kfar-Daniel 73125, Israel
    Tamar Fredman, Director
    Phone: 972(89)237888, Fax: 972(89)285115
    Fax: 972-89-285-115
    E-mail: fredman@netvision.net.il
    Primate sanctuary in Israel which rehabilitates primates confiscated or in need, introduces them into social groups of their species and then looks for permanent places for them in good zoos, wildelifeparks etc in Israel or abroad. Facility for confiscated pygmy slow lorises and other loris conservation projects planned (T. Fredman, pers. comm.).


    Stichting AAP opvang voor uitheemse dieren / Sanctuary for exotic animals

    Kemphaanweg 16, 1358 AB Almere or
    Postbus 50313
    NL-1305 AH ALMERE
    Website: http://www.aap.nl/

    A European rescue station for confiscated, neglected and abandoned exotic animals including primates from the Netherlands and European countries. Work includes physical and behavioural rehabilitation and subsequent mediation of animals to good zoos or reserves, preferredly in a region where they occur in the wild. AAP is in touch with nature reserves and reputable zoos all over the world. (Information from the website and from Quantum Verzeichnis 2001)

    South Africa

    Monkeyland primate sanctuary

    Plettenberg Bay, 6600, The Garden Route, P.O.Box 1190, South Africa (location: see map)
    Website: http://www.monkeyland.co.za/

    Primate sanctuary opened in 1998, with free-roaming simian and prosimian primates in a forest area. Aims: rehabilitation of previously caged pet and laboratory primates, also as a means to facilitate possible later re-introduction of animals to their natural habitats; longterm housing in near-wild conditions; public education by guided tourism. Additional free flight facilty for formerly caged birds planned. The sanctuary is ready to take in lorises or pottos, if necessary (Information from the website and from Lara Mostert, pers. comm.)

    United Kingdom

    British Wildlife Rescue Centres     Link page by Specialist Wildlife Services

    Specialist Wildlife Services

    Based in the UK near Heathrow Airport
    Web-site: http://www.specialistwildlifeservices.org/

    Nonprofit organisation re-homing & rescueing non-native wild animals which have been abandoned, confiscated, surrendered to rescue centres or the authorities, or become surplus within Zoos. Covering Northern Ireland, the UK mainland and Southern Ireland, for help for primates from elsewhere contact via website. Experience with lorises.

    The Monkey Sanctuary
    Near Looe, Cornwall, England PL13 1NZ, United Kingdom
    Website: http://www.monkeysanctuary.org

    Monkey World - Ape Rescue Center

    Longthorns, Wakeham Dorset, England, United Kingdom
    Web-site: http://www.monkeyworld.org


    International Primate Protection League

    PO Box 766, Summerville SC 29484, USA
    Website: http://www.ippl.org/sanctuary.html

    US Primate Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. (Established 2009)

    Sanctuary in Syracuse, Indiana, USA
    Web Site: see http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/idp/idp/entry/685 in Primate Info Net

    A non profit New World Primate Rescue & sanctuary which offers a permanent proper home for primates in need. A referral service to larger primate issues is offered. Cooperation with local authorities, state and federal, zoos, research facilities, pet owners. Education on primates offered to the general public. Engaged in the fight of destruction of natural animal habitats and illegal pet trade worldwide. Also involved in parrot rescue and welfare.



    Glandt, D.; Münch, S., 1998: Internationaler Artenschutz in Deutschland - Unterbringung und Vermittlung beschlagnamter Tiere [International species conservation in Germany - housing and mediation of confiscated animals]. Results of a symposium, 11-13 June 1996 in the Biological Institute Metelen e. V., Metelen, Germany. Edited by Biological Institute Metelen e. V., ISSN: 0936-7357.

    Perron, R. (ed.): Quantum Verzeichnis, 2001 [Directory of European zoos and conservation orientated organisations. Edited by Quantum Conservation, Schützenhofstraße 30, 26135 Oldenburg, Germany]. Schüling Verlag, ISBN 3-934849-90-3.

    Reichler, S., 2001: WAPCA - Neues Artenschutzprojekt für westafrikanische Primaten [New conservation project for West African primates]. ZGAP Mitteilungen 17: 9 (German)

    Stich, I.; Krüger, K.-O., 2002: Artenschutz in Kambodscha [Species conservation in Cambodia]. ZGAP Mitteilungen, 18. Jahrgang, Nov. 2002, 2: 7-9. (German)

    Krüger, K.-O.; Stich, I.; Raffel, M., 2004: Jahr Null für das ACCB in Kambodscha [First year for the ACCB in Cambodia]. ZGAP Mitteilungen (journal of the German Society for the Protection of Species and Populations) 1/2004: 4-5 (German)
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