A native of Chicago Illinois, Scott Kubisch is the Founder and Director of Peaceable Primate Sanctuary since its inception in 2016. Currently the sanctuary is the home to eighteen baboons and twelve macaque that came from various universities, zoo’s and the pet trade.
Previous to Scott’s position as director of the sanctuary he worked at Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo in Chicago as an animal caretaker for twenty plus years. He was responsible for the daily care of many different species as well as conducting educational programs for the visiting public.
Thousands of baboons are commonly used in biomedical research as models for human diseases and many are held privately and used as pets or in entertainment. When baboons are no longer wanted in research or when they become too large and dangerous for private owners to care for them, there are few options available.
Very few animal sanctuaries in the United States accept baboons due to their large size and space requirements. Peaceable Primate Sanctuary was created to fill this unmet need and to provide a sanctuary for baboons retired from use in biomedical research, as pets or entertainers.
JOIN us on Thursday to learn about the sanctuary and Scott's efforts!