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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




#24013 is a female squirrel monkey acquired by CRPRC on March 17, 1988. She had been captured from the wild. CRPRC estimated that she was five years old.

During her first year at CRPRC she was moved on five separate occasions. Squirrel monkeys are highly social and every disruption of their social milieu is challenging due to the collapse of social bonds and the stress of forming new attachments and relationships.

August 28, 1990: she gave birth to a single infant.

June 12, 1991: her baby was taken from her.

June 13, 1991: she was reported to be thin and suffering from weight loss.

Between August 20, 1991 and April 9, 1992 she was moved four more times.

Between January and March, 1992, #20413 was a subject in an experimental protocol titled: The Effect of Female Presence on Male Dyadic Relationships. The experiment used 32 squirrel monkeys. Its goal was "to investigate the effect of females on intermale interaction."

The study was primarily observational but the monkeys were moved from situation to situation frequently. "At the end of the study, each group will have been exposed to each condition five times for a total of 30 test days." Essentially, male monkeys were placed in a "test apparatus" and given visual access to either 0, 1, or 5 females for 15 minutes and open (physical") access to either 0, 1, or 5 females for 15 minutes. At the end of the 15 minutes they were returned to their home cages. Each monkey had blood taken three times before the study, three times during, and three times after the study to determine reproductive hormone levels.

September 16, 1992: gave birth to a single infant, #27219.

February 9, 1993: trauma to her tail was noted. Her tail was amputated.

September 28, 1993: records note, "[U]nkept haircoat; diarrhea, mod.; marginal gingivitis; . . . emaciation . . . returned to homecage . . ."

September 30, 1993: records note, "No obvious cause for weight loss . . . supplement diet . . ."

November 23, 1993: moved again.

August 11, 1994: #24013 gives birth again. Infant #28552.

August 20, 1994: taken to hospital with infant; no cause given; then returned.

August 30, 1995: moved again.

August 5, 1996: gives birth again. Infant #29834.

December 23, 1997: moved again.

April 7, 1998: moved again.

For just over eleven years, #24013 appears to have been used primarily for CRPRC"s "Indoor, Time-Mate Breeding" program. While at CRPRC, she was tattooed, immobilized with ketamine at least 32 times, had blood drawn at least 13 times, was moved to a different cage (not counting the trips to the infirmary) at least a dozen times, gave birth to four infants, had her tail amputated, and was used in a single study lasting 30 days examining reproductive hormone levels.

On May 26, 1999 #24013 was sent to an unknown institution via airfreight. Four days before shipment, records note, "[A]nimal is thin but is lactating. Personal area is soiled suggesting loose stool. Old tail amputation is healed. Satisfactory for shipment."

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