Baboons have long been important models of human diseases and for understanding physiology.  This is due to their many similarities to humans. Additionally, their physiological parameters can be measured with the same equipment used for humans.  Some key research areas involving baboons include neonatal lung disease, dental development, excess fat in the blood and atherosclerosis, pregnancy, eating and drinking behaviors, infant nutrition, alcoholic liver disease, drug abuse, brain imaging, epilepsy, and xenotransplantation.

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Baboon/Beaverton, OR

Groot Having His Nails Trimmed

Groot is a male Hamadryas baboon at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.  His fingernails were becoming too long resulting in accidental injury to the delicate swellings of the females in his group. In order to prevent these injuries, and avoid unnecessary sedation for nail care, positive reinforcement techniques were…

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Baboon/Texas, USA

Baboon Playground

These baboons are needed as a model for a variety of studies, including research focused on understanding the genetics of complex diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders. These two baboons are males socially housed in a baboon corral with other male baboons. They are seated on climbing structures…

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