Born 2 B Wild
By Jordan Shady/rippyray
a deer that has three legs
born free USA
More than 500 animals make their home at the 186-acre Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary near Dilley, Texas.
There, the macaques, baboons and vervets enjoy extensive freedom of movement, species-appropriate food and choice of companions, in accordance with their social nature. Before their arrival, however, quite a few of the primates lived in difficult circumstances, whether they were used for research in medical laboratories, were part of the "animal entertainment" industry or were kept as people's "pets." Some were rescued individually or in pairs, and we've told you about several of them, including Winnie, India and Justin. Others, however, have made a big splash — sometimes literally, as you will see below — by arriving in big groups. Here, we recall some of those multiple-monkey rescues and link to updates of how they've settled into their new and greatly improved lives.