The Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary is an animal research sanctuary in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture, language, tools and intelligence.

In 2003 the City of Des Moines deeded over 200 acres of land to the sanctuary for the improvement and study of primates and early human development and educational, public recreational and associated uses.

The sanctuary is home to two-year old Teco and his family of six other Bonobos – Kanzi, Matata, Elikya, Maisha, Panbanisha, and Nyota.