Animals in Research

Monkey housing facility

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

These outdoor enclosures house monkeys that are on active research studies. They are socially housed and receive many types of enrichment to provide opportunities for foraging, climbing, and interacting with their caregivers.  Positive reinforcement training is used to ensure that procedures like blood sampling is done in cooperation with the monkeys to ensure good animal welfare.