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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 #1991-016


1991-016 was born on June 15, 1991 to Vervet # 1980-001. She recently turned twelve years old. She has a yellow “Y” on her body, which makes her stand out from the other vervets. She is also missing a thumb on her left hand and one-quarter of her tail, which is scarred with old wounds. She has been tattooed with the number 9116. This graceful, beautiful, and unique monkey will no doubt live her entire life in enclosure B11-Y at the Vervet Research Center (VRC), otherwise known as the UCLA-VA Vervet Monkey Research Colony in Sepulveda, California.

Lynn Fairbanks' experimental subjects

Vervet monkeys live naturally throughout southern, eastern, and western Africa; they prefer riverine woodlands. The monkeys at UCLA are descended from 54 wild-caught monkeys trapped between 1975 and 1987 from an introduced population on St. Kitts, West Indies.

A concerned Primate Freedom Tag wearer, through a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request, received medical records for 1991-016, which begin documenting her life in March of 1992 (one year old) and end on December 2001 (ten years old). At the last round up, she was 18 inches long and weighed 13 pounds. Read the request letters and documents she received here.

In her short twelve years, she has:

· Had blood taken from her femoral vein 17 times;

· Been tested for TB 10 times;

· Given birth 4 times;

· Been dewormed 3 times;

· Was wounded behind her left shoulder;

· Had a swollen right eye;

· Had cerebrospinal fluid taken every year.

About the Study:

1991-016 is an involuntary research subject in a study by Lynn Fairbanks ( Lynn was awarded $1.25 million for a five-year study on the "Behavioral Genetics of Impulsivity." 1991-016 is one of 725 monkeys involved in this study, being paid for by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The National Institute of Mental Health is funded by taxpayer dollars.

In order to measure impulsivity, 1991-016 was tested in the Intruder Challenge test and the Novelty Challenge test at the age of 2 and 4, and then twice more as an adult. These tests are “used to measure impulsivity and other dimensions of temperament in response to a social stimulus. During an Intruder Challenge test session, all group members are locked into the indoor night-room except for a subgroup of 3-4 individuals of the same age-sex class that are left in the outdoor area of the home enclosure. An unfamiliar adult animal in an individual cage is placed adjacent to the outer chain link fence and the subjects’ responses are scored for 30 minutes.

“In the Novelty Challenge Test, subjects are removed from the home group and transferred to an individual cage in the testing room at the Vervet Research Center. They are presented with a series of three novel objects. . . within arms reach of the cage. Behavior is scored during stimulus presentation and control periods. At the end of the test session, subjects are anesthetized and a blood sample is collected to measure cortisol levels.”

“Following the Novelty Challenge blood sample collection, while the animal is still anesthetized, an activity meter. . . is attached to the animal’s identification collar . . . that records and stores data on movement. The animals wear the monitors in the home group for a two-week period.”


Like every other monkey being held captive by a primate vivisector, 1991-016’s life is controlled by the whims of idle curiosity. Unlike threats in the wild, the yearly round up she endures is inescapable. The actions of the humans around her must seem odd and ever threatening.

Like every other vivisector using monkeys, Lynn Fairbanks must feel that any trivial bit of knowledge gleaned from her manipulations of these animals is ample justification for anything she might decide to do to them. We disagree.

Our hearts and thoughts are with 1991-016 and the other 725 vervets to whom Lynn Fairbanks has been given access.

Our deepest thanks to primate advocate Joy Kennedy for her compassion and persistence.

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