Tim Ajax

Aug 2011 Rescue

by Tim Ajax, Director

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary


Some people monkey around a little, some people monkey around a lot, and then there's Tim. He's a prince among primates, presiding over hundreds of fellow bipeds in the often-brutal Texas outdoors. There's no ape escape for Tim and his crew, but no matter. They love to help macaques, baboons and vervets live out their lives with as much freedom as possible. And like peeling a banana, Tim's blogs take you to the good stuff inside — with a steady supplement of Texas weather updates, of course!


Basement Baboon Finds New Home at Our Sanctuary

Published: 09/02/11

(The following was written by Samara Kalk Derby for Madison.com (Wis.) and was posted on Aug. 30, 2011.)

Monkey, the 3-year-old baboon that had been living in an East Side laundry room until it was surrendered to the Dane County Humane Society earlier this month, has found a new home at a primate sanctuary in Texas.

Read more »


Baboon, aka Monkey, Comes Home

Published: 09/02/11

Monkey settles in.
More baboon rescue images.
(Born Free USA photograph)

(The following is a Born Free USA news release that was posted on Sept. 1, 2011.)

The 3-year-old baboon who was surrendered to Dane County (Wisconsin) Animal Services at the beginning of August left Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) on Monday, Aug. 29, to be transported to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Dilley, Texas. Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is located on 186 acres near San Antonio and is home to more than 500 primates, many of whom were rescued from laboratories, roadside zoos and private possession

Read more »


Make Way for Monkey!

Published: 09/02/11

Monkey settles in.
More baboon rescue images.


Thanks to a collaborative effort with the Dane County Humane Society in Wisconsin, the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary was able to welcome a 3-year-old baboon who up until then had been confined to a laundry room! Here’s how the rescue unfolded on our Facebook page:

Aug. 24, 2011: We started work today modifying one of the baboon safety enclosures — stay tuned during the next week for some exciting news ;)

Aug. 28: It reached 110 at the sanctuary today but we still managed to get some more work done on the baboon cage modification. Marvin was watching us closely making sure we were doing it right!

Read more »


‘Monkey’ the Baboon (VIDEOS)

Published: 09/02/11

The rescued baboon named Monkey.
More baboon rescue images.

During the height of our heat wave we were alerted that a young male baboon needed a permanent home. He was living in a basement laundry room in Madison, WI, and the owner surrendered him to the Dane County Humane Society when he found out he would be cited and have to pay fines for each day he continued to keep the baboon. Though local law did not allow the animal control officer to outright confiscate the young baboon, the fine was large enough to persuade the young man who owned him to turn him over.

Read more »


Index  

rss Subscribe   subscribe Updates by Email