Animals in Research

Colony of rhesus macaques

Location: California, USA
Group: Primates
Species: Rhesus macaque

These are rhesus macaques housed at the California National Primate Research Center.  In the wild, and at the Center, these monkeys live in groups of eighty.  They spend their days foraging for food hidden by their caretakers, grooming each other and caring for their young. Their enclosures also offer opportunities to play, climb and explore.