The Primate Rescue Center has roots reaching back to September 1987, when Clay Miller answered an ad which appeared in USA Today and unwittingly purchased Gizmo—a young crab-eating macaque (macaca fascicularis)—from an animal dealer in Cincinnati. He brought Gizmo home and presented him to April Truitt, his future wife—thinking he would be a delightful addition to their multi-animal household.

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