- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD, Wis. (AP) - A nonprofit organization is aiming to open Wisconsin’s first monkey sanctuary in Marquette County in another year or two.

Primates Incorporated received a recent $50,000 donation to help open a home for retired research monkeys near Westfield. The organization owns 17 acres in the Town of Springfield where the monkeys would live in indoor-outdoor structures.

The Portage Daily Register (https://bit.ly/1Or13EG ) says Amy Kerwin founded Primates Incorporated after seeing the need for monkey sanctuaries more than a decade ago in her work in the primate lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She got to know 97 research monkeys and learned there were no plans to retire them.

The group has raised nearly half of its $500,000 goal.

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Information from: Portage Daily Register, https://www.portagedailyregister.com

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