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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.
Dover Chimpanzee
Sellers Chimpanzee
3566 Rhesus Macaque
PWc2 Rhesus Macaque
Unknown 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
23993 Squirrel Monkey
23915 Crab-eating Macaque
23954 Rhesus Macaque
25142 Crab-eating Macaque
24974 Rhesus Macaque
24013 Squirrel Monkey
25157 Crab-eating Macaque
25205 Crab-eating Macaque
25274 Rhesus Macaque
25412 Crab-eating Macaque
27276 Crab-eating Macaque
28100 Crab-eating Macaque
28114 Crab-eating Macaque
30914 Rhesus Macaque
30916 Rhesus Macaque
30983 Rhesus Macaque
31031 Rhesus Macaque
cj0233 Common Marmoset
cj0453 Common Marmoset D
cj0495 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
R95054 Rhesus Macaque D
R95065 Rhesus Macaque D
R95076 Rhesus Macaque D
R96108 Rhesus Macaque
R97041 Rhesus Macaque
R97082 Rhesus Macaque
R95100 Rhesus Macaque
S93052 Rhesus Macaque
Response from Jordana Lenon, public relations manager for WNPRC.
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
censored Vervet
censored Vervet
censored Vervet
MCY24525 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24540 Crab-eating Macaque
OIPM-007 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
The University of Minnesota
#00FP8 Long-Tailed Macaque
#312E Rhesus Macaque
#9711B Rhesus Macaque
#99IP61 Long-tailed Macaque
The Fauna Foundation
The Fauna Foundation Chimpanzees
Center for Biologics Evaluation
Univ. of Alabama - Birmingham


#20213 was born in Corral #4 at the publicly funded Oregon Regional Primate Research Center (ORPRC) on April 25, 1998. Her mother was #17279, her father is unknown.

She was then, and as of July 9, 2000, remains, assigned to ORPRC"s breeding program.

On May 20, 1998 she was examined and reported to have a "normal" appearance.

On June 6, 1999, she was examined and again reported to have a "normal" appearance. She was anesthetized, injected with an anti-anxiety agent (zolazepam), treated for parasites, and had a blood sample taken. Also, on this date, she was immobilized with ketamine and given a tuberculosis test.

On August 24 she was moved to Corral #3. She was 121 days old, no mention is made of her mother.

On August 27, 1999 she was removed from breeding Corral #3. She was immobilized with ketamine and treated for diarrhea and dehydration (chronic problems at ORPRC). She was treated with electrolytes and antibiotics. Two days later she was reported to have good hydration. On September 2, 1999, her medical case was closed. She was returned to Corral #3 on September 8. She had been out of the corral for nearly two weeks.

Rhesus macaques live in groups with highly defined complex social hierarchies based on matrilineages. Researchers often use removal and reintroductions to groups as experimental stressors. Reestablishment of one"s social position, or the establishment of a new social position is a frequent cause of aggression and injury. This is a fundamental fact of rhesus behavior.

On October 19, 2000, #20213 was once again removed from Corral #3 due to lacerations and punctures to her left hand. She was immobilized with ketamine, and had the wounds cleaned and sutured. She was given injections of a broad-spectrum antibiotic for five days.

On October 25, she was returned to Corral #3.

On November 12, 2000, #20213 was again removed from Corral #3. This time she had a penetrating wound in her left elbow. Her medical records note that she was the "victim of physical trauma."

She was again treated with antibiotics and had her wounds cleaned and sutured. On December 1, after being away for almost three weeks, #20213 was returned to Corral #3.

On January 4, she was once again removed from Corral #3 with penetrating wounds to her "right upper extremity." Once again, she was treated with antibiotics and had her wounds cleaned and sutured.

On January 25, she was, once again, returned to Corral #3.

On June 5, she was removed again for unspecified reasons and then returned to the Corral on June 9, 2000, the last dated entry in her records. She was two years and 47 days old.

Between August 27, 1999 and January 1, 2000, #20213 had stool specimens examined for parasites four times. Each examination was positive, the treatments ineffectual.

In the letter date May 17, 2000, that accompanied her records, the ORPRC public relations director, James Parker, wrote, "Monkey #20213 lives in an enriched, 1-acre, outdoor environment with 100 other rhesus monkeys. She is part of a breeding program operated so that monkeys involved in research are not taken from their natural habitat but are bred specifically for research. She is in perfect health and is receiving the best of care from the veterinarians and animal care staff in our program . . . You can be certain that we share your solicitude for these monkeys, and all the monkeys in our care."

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