AAP is a European rescue centre and sanctuary for primates and other exotic mammals. Based in the Netherlands, we house animals from all over Europe. They have been confiscated, abandoned or offered by private owners as a result of illegal trade, were being exhibited in illegal zoos or used in biomedical research or the entertainment industry. AAP specialises in housing primates, but other small, non-domesticated mammals, such as raccoons, skunks and prairie dogs, also find shelter at our centre. Many of the animals have a history of abuse and neglect. At AAP they receive the professional care needed for their physical and mental recovery. After a careful process of rehabilitation, long-term solutions are sought through outplacement. We aim to outplace our animals in relatively natural environments, such as renowned zoos and animal parks. On average, AAP houses aroud 300 animals at a time. In 2008 a total of 102 animals found shelter at AAP and 119 animals were outplaced.
AAP endeavours to enhance the well-being of exotic and non-domesticated animals. Being an expert on primates and other small and medium-sized mammals, AAP can make a valuable contribution to solving issues surrounding these animals within Europe.
Rescue and rehabilitation