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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


The UCLA-VA Vervet Monkey Research Colony

University of California Los Angeles

Vervet #1984-016

This is Alani's story, ID #1984-016 at UCLA

This is the story of Alani, a Vervet monkey, ID #1984-016, who currently resides at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). This information was obtained from a letter I received from UCLA Records Management and Information Practices. While I was reading through the letter, (anticipating that all information in the letter is correct) Alani actually has a sufficient life at UCLA. Most primates that are in laboratory settings are forced to endure life in solitary confinement in small, barren cages, depriving the primates the need of socialization and their freedom to move around. In the wild, these primates love to hang out in trees or grassy areas and are always not far from their family group. Most primates in a laboratory setting live off a diet of monkey chow, which is not what they would normally eat in the wild. At least Alani has the opportunity of living with a social group and having access to the outdoors, which most primates in laboratories never get to see the outdoors, let alone get to breath in fresh air and enjoy the sun.

I also have the Primate Freedom Tag for Pricilla #27276, who was living at UC Davis ( The response I got from UC Davis was very thorough, including many pages of laboratory records, which detailed Pricilla's life and what was done to her while she was at UC Davis. The response I got from UCLA was a short, one page letter that tells about her life, but does not go into detail, as the lab reports would show. That is why I don’t have all the information I would like to have to write her story, so I have to go with what I have received from UCLA. I have no idea about Alani’s offspring, what date she was brought to (or born at) UCLA, or any other further info except what it here. I will try to get in touch with UCLA further and if I am successful on obtaining her lab records, I will update her story with that infomation.

Alani is alive and well and is 19 years old. She is used in a NIMH sponsored research project on behavioral genetics of impulsivity. Her role in this "research" is observational on genetic and maternal influences on the development of individual differences in behavioral traits.

She is living in a stable social group with 15 other animals, including four adult males, six other females and their five offspring. The adult males of the group are now vasectomized to limit population growth. The group is housed in a large outdoor pen. Enrichment includes continuous access to social companions, stimulation from the outdoor environment, and provision of natural objects for manipulation. She also gets daily supplementation with seasonal fresh produce.

Alani's future plans are for her to continue to live in her home group as long as her health permits. Being that she is 19 years old, she has already lived longer than most Vervets would in the field.

Some background information on Vervet's:

The average body mass for an adult male Vervet monkey is around 5 kilograms, and for a female it is around 3.5 kilograms. On the abdomen the skin of both sexes is blue. Both males and females have long, sharp canines. The Vervet Monkey is found throughout Southern, Eastern, and Western Africa. This species prefers to live in riverine woodland, although it is highly adaptable and can live in a variety of habitats even living amongst humans.

The Vervet monkey is an omnivorous species that prefers grasses. This species also likes to consume the various parts of the Acacia Tree. Fruits and seeds are also a major component of their diet. For protein the Vervet monkey eats arthropods and small vertebrates such as lizards and fledgling birds. The diet does differ amongst groups occupying different habitats. The group sizes range from 5 to 76 individuals. The Vervet monkey does respond to the alarm calls of other animal species such as other primates, ungulates, and birds.

The Vervet monkey moves both on the ground and in the trees. This species only occasionally leaps from tree to tree. This species descends trees in a head first manner. The fastest mode of locomotion is a bounding gallop on all of its limbs. The Vervet monkey is capable of swimming. Spy hopping is a locomotory pattern that is used when the Vervet monkey is traveling in tall grass, which restricts its vision. When the Vervet monkey runs it will hop on its hind legs to see over the tall grass.

The Vervet monkey has a multimale-multifemale social system. Males are forced to emigrate upon the onset of puberty when their genitalia begins to turn color. Females in the group form a linear dominance hierarchy with the daughters inheriting their rank from their mothers. High-ranking individuals have a priority access to food resources. Adult females of a group mainly interact with close relatives. Both sexes are territorial. Juvenile males will hold and care for infant siblings, but adult males generally show no interest in infants. Mothers will let other females handle her infants. Females tend to favor handling of infants belonging to higher-ranking individuals. Grooming is an important social behavior that reinforces social bonds. The Vervet monkey gives birth to a single offspring.

Until the day that all animals are free from exploitation, we must educate everyone about the lives these animals endure, whether it is in a laboratory, factory or fur farm, circus, or any other company that puts profit before animals.

One of my favorite quotes:

"Until he extends the depth of his compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace" -Albert Schweitzer

This is for all the animals that have suffered or are suffering now; there are compassionate people out here that care about you and are trying to make a difference for you and other animals!

- Kiayanna Eichert


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