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Embark on a transformative journey into the captivating world of primate care and behavior with International Primate Rescue. Our sanctuary provides a great opportunity for internships, dissertations, work experience, or for those simply interested in studying primate behavior. With over sixty primates spanning seven different species, including the super smart Capuchins, highly strung Marmosets, and gentle Squirrel Monkeys and Owl Monkeys, you’ll have the chance to learn diverse social structures and behavior patterns.

International Primate Rescue accepts ex-laboratory, ex-pet, and ex-zoo primates, many of which arrive with behavioral issues, offering a unique chance to develop rehabilitation methods and aid primates in recovering from negative behaviors while gaining invaluable experience. Currently caring for Marmosets, Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Owl Monkeys, Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Capuchins, and Macaques, our sanctuary provides a rich environment for learning and growth.

Join our immersive three-month Internship course, designed by Sue Mousley, our founder with over 30 years of experience working with non-human primates. Delve deep into the intricacies of primate behavior and captive management through a curriculum enriched with real-world expertise. With only 10 spots available per intake, experience individualized attention and practical learning opportunities that will equip you with invaluable skills valued in animal care.

Explore a comprehensive curriculum covering essential skills like handling and health protocols, as well as the intricate understanding of behavioral challenges faced by primates in captivity and their underlying causes. Gain unparalleled insights into primate care through a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on learning, moving beyond traditional classroom settings into real-world scenarios.

Unearth the root causes of behavioral challenges in captive settings, empowering yourself to contribute meaningfully to primate welfare and conservation. Don’t miss the chance to be at the forefront of primate care and make a lasting impact on the lives of animals. Join us on this extraordinary journey where passion meets purpose.

Upcoming intakes:

1 September – 30 November 2024 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

1 January – 31 March 2025 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

1 May – 31 July 2025 SPACES STILL AVAILABLE +27 713736560