Visiting the Sanctuary

We are frequently asked about visiting the monkeys or touring the Sanctuary. Because Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary is a true, accredited sanctuary following all the requirements of the American Sanctuary Association and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, there is no public access to the grounds.

Volunteers and interns have access to Sanctuary grounds based on their work responsibilities.

Monkey Sponsors and Donors enjoy special access to Jungle Friends (by appointment only). Learn more about our Sponsor-A-Monkey Program.

Being a non-profit primate sanctuary, we rely on kind-hearted individuals like you. Our ability to provide a safe haven for these unwanted, abused, or neglected primates can be directly attributed to the donations, supplies, and time given to us by individuals who care enough to go out of their way to help others... in this case, to help the Jungle Friends monkeys!

If you are at Jungle Friends as a volunteer, sponsor, or donor, we know you will remember that this is their home, their sanctuary. Many of the monkeys are anxious around new people; a lot of visitors coming and going can be upsetting, especially for the monkeys who were 'used' in laboratory research. Their comfort and well-being is our top priority. They deserve so much more than we are able to give them. They were born to be wild, so we try to provide them with as much enjoyment and as little stress as possible!