Animals in Research

Marmosets and Marshmallows

Location: Texas, USA
Group: Primates
Species: Marmoset
Research Areas: Aging and longevity, Infectious disease, Neural regeneration, Obesity, Reproduction

All nonhuman primates in research are provided access to enhanced care, including social, behavioral and nutritional enrichment. They often receive fruit and vegetables in addition to their traditional chow diet, and many times, the animals will receive treats like marshmallows. Proper enrichment is critical to ensuring the animals are well cared for in an environment conducive to their well-being and the collection of quality scientific data.