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THANK YOU! BFUSA Team Members Answer the Call!

Last week was especially challenging at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary (see monkeys in the snow!), where frigid conditions — from Tuesday evening through Friday morning, the temperature never rose above freezing! — made life uncomfortable for the monkeys. We asked you to help by pledging money, “adopting” primates and buying items from our wish list, including heaters. You came through like compassionate champs, and we are sincerely grateful. To be honest, we will continue to ask for donations. That’s the only way we can operate the sanctuary. But we wanted to take this opportunity to assure you that your support not only makes a difference, but it is appreciated

BIG FREEZE, TAKE 2: We’re Not Through with Winter Yet

Although the weather warmed up to seasonable norms in south Texas over the weekend and early this week, the forecast for today and Friday signals a second cold snap: Daytime highs and nighttime lows are to be as much as 25 degrees below normal. At the sanctuary, we continue to add propane heaters, build small structures and haul lots of hay for extra bedding and wind protection. The Born Free USA crew is working hard to make conditions as benign as they can be for the 500-some primates who call the sanctuary home. If you haven’t done so already, please consider helping with a donation or by buying something from the “wish lists” on our website or on

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SHOP: Think Outside the Chocolate Box

Nothing says “two for one” like Valentine’s Day! In honor of Monday’s annual celebration of romance, we are offering a special “Adopt a Primate” promotion: Adopt one monkey for the annual rate of $52 (that’s just $1 a week!), and at no extra charge pick another monkey to adopt in a loved one’s name. Both you and your Valentine will receive adoption packets that include photo portraits of the adoptee and the latest copy of Primate Post, our sanctuary’s biannual newsletter. Adopt a primate for Valentine’s Day, and we will love it! 

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FREE! I Just E-Mailed to Say I Love You

Are you looking for an offbeat and fun way to show your Valentine some of that yearnin’, burning’ love? Without breaking the budget? Well do we have a wacky idea for you! Just pop onto our website and order a Valentine’s Day eCard, which you can send immediately, with a personalized message, for free! Choose from among three colorful and cuddly designs, each of which depicts a pair of primates at our sanctuary: “Heart Felt Hug,” “I Pick You” and “Monkey Around.” What are you waiting for?!

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