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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


PRIMATE RESEARCH at University of Alabama at Birmingham:

According to the University’s 2002 USDA/APHIS report, UAB houses 360 primates. In 2004, Alabama Voice for Animals used Alabama’s Open Records Act to obtain documents relating to primate research at UAB. We have learned much about the nature of primate research at UAB from the descriptions of experimental plans and procedures. Below are a few examples of the research being conducted on primates at UAB:


The project titled FMR Imaging of the Eye Stabilization Process is an extremely invasive experiment that involves not only multiple surgeries, but also water deprivation. The animals are subjected to a great deal of routine handling and daily confinement to a restraint chair, both of which are highly stressful for the primate. Also, as part of the experiment, the primate is subjected to time in the magnetic bore of an fMRI machine.

To prepare the primate for the experiment, the Principle Investigator first performs a series of surgeries which allow him to bolt recording devices onto the animal’s skull. Two metal strips to which a head restraint bar will be attached are bolted onto the primate’s skull. Later, holes are bored into the monkey’s skull to allow electrodes to be fed into the animal’s brain. Teflon coated metal coils are implanted behind the primates eyes.

The experiment also calls for a rigid water restriction regime in which the primate is denied water for 20 hours each day for 5 day blocks. During experimental procedures, the primate is confined to a restraint chair for 3 to 5 hours. The head restraint pole embedded in his skull is bolted to the chair to immobilize his head. Water is given during this time as a reward for good behavior. When the procedure is over and the primate is returned to his home cage, water is again withheld for the next 20 hours.

At the end of the experiment, the primates are exsanguinated—bled to death.

In the experiment Evaluation of Brain Death on Islet Recovery and Functionality in Primates, experimenters insert catheters into the skull of a monkey. By inflating a small balloon within the catheter, they are able to increase the pressure within the head and cause a rapidly progressive brain injury which leads to brain death. After brain death is achieved, but before the animal is killed, the scientists open the primate’s abdomen and remove his pancreas.

In the experiment A New Approach to the Xenotransplantation in Primates, genetically modified pancreatic cells from pigs are transplanted into the livers of primates. A large midline incision is must be performed on the primate as part of the transplant. Despite the highly invasive nature of this procedure, analgesics are only given for three days following the surgery. After the transplants, the animals are also subjected to liver biopsies and lymph node biopsies aswell.

From the necropsy reports, we have learned a great deal about the suffering of individual primates at UAB:

• According to this monkey’s necropsy report, “he was a self mutilator with an extended period of lesion healing and re-injury. Self injurious behavior is a serious indication of behavioral disturbance and stress often exhibited by singly housed primates. Isolation is extremely distressful for primates.

• ID # RQ2820: Another monkey, a 3 year old rhesus macaque suffered from chronic colitis. The overall poor condition of his Gastro-Intestinal tract mirrors the “necropsies of several of these undersized young macaques with multiple bouts of diarrhea, weight loss and general failure to thrive.” Undersized primates with chronic colitis are clearly very unhealthy and this condition sounds as if it is rather common.

• A 2 year old female macaque, primate ID# CP7B, was found to be “in poor health.” The veterinarian found that she was “both too small and too thin.” Due to chronic inflammation of the Gastro Intestinal tract, she was treated for inflammatory bowel disease, although the condition persisted until her death.

• Primate ID#APIK was infected with a Simian (monkey)- Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or SHIV. He was reported to be “emaciated.” The chronic diarrhea and weight loss experienced by this monkey “are among the expected outcomes of this experimental manipulation.”

• Primate ID# CP6J died after surgery, while she was recovering from anesthesia. According to her necropsy report, “she was breathing unassisted post anesthesia. She started coughing blood on extubation.”

• One primate, ID# 98P162, was infected with SIV, a monkey form of HIV. In his necropsy report, it is noted that he was lame in left leg with a swollen ankle. The resulting disuse of his limb led to arthritis and atrophy of the muscle and bone.

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