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These are life stories of primates held in U.S. primate laboratories. They are based on documents obtained from the labs.
Clint Chimpanzee
Dover Chimpanzee
Sellers Chimpanzee
Tottie Chimpanzee
3566 Rhesus Macaque
PWc2 Rhesus Macaque
Unknown Rhesus Macaque
YN70-119 Chimpanzee
YN73-125 Gorilla
YN74-17 Chimpanzee
YN74-68 Chimpanzee
YN78-109 Chimpanzee
YN79-33 Chimpanzee
YN81-124 Chimpanzee
YN86-37 Squirrel Monkey
13447 Rhesus Macaque
13481 Rhesus Macaque
14326 Rhesus Macaque
20213 Rhesus Macaque
20229 Rhesus Macaque D
20233 Rhesus Macaque
20247 Rhesus Macaque
20253 Rhesus Macaque
20346 Rhesus Macaque
18714 Crab-eating Macaque
20629 Rhesus Macaque
22114 Crab-eating Macaque
23915 Crab-eating Macaque
23954 Squirrel Monkey
23993 Squirrel Monkey
23997 Squirrel Monkey
24005 Squirrel Monkey
24013 Squirrel Monkey
24557 Crab-eating Macaque
24605 Crab-eating Macaque
24974 Rhesus Macaque
24994 Rhesus Macaque
25142 Crab-eating Macaque
25157 Crab-eating Macaque
25205 Crab-eating Macaque
25250 Crab-eating Macaque
25274 Rhesus Macaque
25281 Rhesus Macaque
25412 Crab-eating Macaque
25809 Squirrel Monkey
27276 Crab-eating Macaque
27306 Rhesus Macaque
28092 Crab-eating Macaque
28098 Crab-eating Macaque
28100 Crab-eating Macaque
28104 Crab-eating Macaque
28109 Crab-eating Macaque
28114 Crab-eating Macaque
28545 Squirrel Monkey
28562 Squirrel Monkey
28796 Crab-eating Macaque
30749 Crab-eating Macaque
30755 Crab-eating Macaque
30813 Rhesus Macaque
30914 Rhesus Macaque
30916 Rhesus Macaque
30983 Rhesus Macaque
31031 Rhesus Macaque
34273 Crab-eating Macaque
34274 Crab-eating Macaque
34275 Crab-eating Macaque
34276 Crab-eating Macaque
34278 Crab-eating Macaque
34279 Crab-eating Macaque
34280 Crab-eating Macaque
34281 Crab-eating Macaque
cj0233 Common Marmoset
cj0453 Common Marmoset D
cj0495 Common Marmoset
cj0506 Common Marmoset
cj1654 Common Marmoset
Piotr Rhesus Macaque
rhaf72 Rhesus Macaque
rhao45 Rhesus Macaque
Rh1890 Rhesus Macaque
R80180 Rhesus Macaque
R87083 Rhesus Macaque
R89124 Rhesus Macaque
R89163 Rhesus Macaque
R90128 Rhesus Macaque
R91040 Rhesus Macaque
R93014 Rhesus Macaque
S93052 Rhesus Macaque
R95054 Rhesus Macaque D
R95065 Rhesus Macaque D
R95076 Rhesus Macaque D
R95100 Rhesus Macaque
R96108 Rhesus Macaque
R97041 Rhesus Macaque
R97082 Rhesus Macaque
R97111 Rhesus Macaque
Response from Jordana Lenon, public relations manager for WNPRC. Citizens' requests Lenon refused to answer.
A03068 Rhesus Macaque
A98056 Pig-tailed Macaque
A92025 Baboon
F91396 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J90153 Pig-tailed Macaque
J90266 Pig-tailed Macaque
J90299 Crab-eating Macaque
J91076 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J91386 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J91398 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J92068 Pig-tailed Macaque
J92349 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J92476 Pig-tailed Macaque
B15A Vervet
788E Rhesus Macaque
9382 Vervet
1984-016 Vervet
1991-016 Vervet
1992-015 Vervet
1994-014 Vervet
1994-046 Vervet
1994-087 Vervet
1995-046 Vervet
1995-101 Vervet
1996-022 Vervet
MCY24525 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24540 Crab-eating Macaque
OIPM-007 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24525 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24540 Crab-eating Macaque
UNC-Chapel Hill
3710 Squirrel Monkey
Ashley Chimpanzee
Karla Chimpanzee
Tyson Chimpanzee
Snoy Chimpanzee
Maurice p1 Maurice p2 Chimpanzee
Hercules Chimpanzee
Jerome Chimpanzee
Ritchie Chimpanzee
Rex Chimpanzee
Topsey Chimpanzee
B.G. Chimpanzee
Dawn Chimpanzee
BamBam Chimpanzee
Dixie Chimpanzee
Ginger Chimpanzee
Kelly Chimpanzee
Lennie Chimpanzee
Kist Chimpanzee
Peg Chimpanzee
Aaron Chimpanzee
Chuck Chimpanzee
James Chimpanzee
Alex Chimpanzee
Muna Chimpanzee
Wally Chimpanzee
#1028 Chimpanzee
Lippy Chimpanzee
#1303 Chimpanzee
#CA0127 Chimpanzee
Shane Chimpanzee
196 Baboon
The Fauna Foundation Chimpanzees
Center for Biologics Evaluation
Univ. of Alabama - Birmingham

Univ. of Minnesota

00FP8 Long-tailed Macaque
312E Rhesus Macaque
9711B Rhesus Macaque
99IP61 Long-tailed Macaque
CDC-Column E 2002


Squirrel Monkeys In The Wild

Squirrel monkeys live within most of the rain forests of the northern Amazon Basin. In the wild, they prefer the middle canopy where they search for insects and fruit. These monkeys also eat snails, arthropods, and small vertebrates such as tree frogs. Male squirrel monkeys are unique among primates because they become "fatted" -- putting on weight in the upper torso -- during the breeding season. The squirrel monkey group size varies from a small group of ten to more than two hundred individuals in undisturbed Amazon rain forests.

Read about the conditions of squirrel monkeys in two separate labortories.
Squirrel Monkey Breeding and Research Resource - Mobile, Alabama
University of California -- San Francisco, California

Rhesus Macaques in the wild

In The Wild
Rhesus macaques roam extensive territories in multi-male groups with strong male and female hierarchies. Dominance is conveyed via the maternal lineage. Rhesus macaques have evolved complex minds capable of keeping track of who is whose mother, grandmother, brother, sister, son, daughter, cousin, ad infinitum. These complex minds have led them to develop sophisticated communication methods including body postures, facial expressions, and auditory calls; the meanings of which are still generally unclear to researchers. These complex minds allow the monkeys to spend their days in exploration and creative play. Rhesus macaques have lived alongside human settlements for centuries.

In The Labs
Rhesus macaques have become the primary target of biomedical and behavioural research using primates. Their relative willingness to breed in captivity has made them the monkey of choice for scientists. "Breeders" are kept in corrals in groups to approximate normal social settings. It has been learned that monkeys raised outside these settings rarely become successful caregivers to their own offspring.

Once "harvested" from the breeding corrals infants are typically moved to a "nursery" and kept with one other cage-mate. There they await an assignment to a particular study.

Once assigned, Rhesus macaques are commonly caged individually. Often, monkeys caged in these solitary situations develop self-injurious behaviors such as self-biting, hair pulling, and repetitive motions. Animals who have evolved to keep track of complex social interactions among large groups are reduced to entertaining themselves in small mind-numbing cubicles.

Crab-eating or Long-Tailed macaques

In The Wild
The long-tailed or crab-eating macaques are native to the rain forests of Southeast Asia. They get their names from their long graceful tails. Crab-eating macaques' tails are so long that they touch the ground when they walk. These beautiful monkeys often feed on crabs and shellfish in mangrove swamps. This highly adaptable species prefers to live near rivers or coastal forests, but can live just as easily in disturbed habitats. Often, human alterations have proved beneficial to crab-eating macaques by providing additional food sources, such as rice, cassava leaves, and taro plants. Crab-eating macaques utilize a variety of alarm calls, loud screeches, and shrieks, as well as an animated repertoire of facial gestures to communicate with each other, some of which are quite subtle.

In The Labs
At the Washington Regional Primate Research Center, Thomas M. Burbacher is studying the effects of mercury in crab-eating macaques that were intentionally poisoned as fetuses. He is also subjecting pregnant crab-eating macaques to varying concentrations of inhaled methanol. He is curious whether their babies will be affected.

Primate Centers Currently Housing Crab-eating Macaques:
Oregon Regional Primate Research Center
Washington Regional Primate Research Center
California Regional Primate Research Center

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Fayetteville, GA. 30214
Tel: 678.489.7798


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