Nicholasville primate center wins global accreditation

The Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville has won accreditation from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

The accreditation means the Nicholasville center is providing humane and responsible care for primates and meeting rigorous peer-reviewed standards for operations, administration and veterinary care, the federation said in a statement.

The Primate Rescue Center was established in 1987 and now is home to more than 50 rescued monkeys and apes, including 11 chimpanzees.

April Truitt, executive director of the center, said her organization is "honored to have this standard of excellence accredited and praised by the Global Federal of Animal Sanctuaries."