The DuMond Conservancy for Primates and Tropical Forests is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located on the grounds of Monkey Jungle, a wildlife park in Southeast Florida. The DuMond Conservancy serves as a scientific and educational resource for professionals and students concerned about the welfare of our closest living relatives and their tropical forest habitats.
In addition to providing access for behavioral studies of the primate collection at Monkey Jungle, the DuMond Conservancy provides a home for a unique group of owl monkeys that have been retired from research laboratories. The warm climate allows us to keep our primates outdoors year round, either free ranging in lush, multi-acre forested habitats or in large enclosures planted with natural vegetation and situated in secluded woods.
The mission of the DuMond Conservancy is to engage scientists, students, and the public in the understanding and stewardship of nonhuman primates and their tropical forest habitats . We provide opportunities for scientists and for students of varying ages and abilities to participate in creative science and educational programs and to experience unique encounters with nonhuman primates.