Animals in Research

Husbandry Staff Providing Enrichment for Rhesus Monkeys

Location: Beaverton, OR
Group: Primates
Species: Rhesus macaque
Research Areas: Addiction, Aging and longevity, AIDS, Behavioral research, Brain disorders, Cardiovascular health, Fertility, Infectious disease, Newborn health, Obesity, Reproductive health, Vaccine development, Zika virus

Here a husbandry technician is providing food enrichment to rhesus macaques in their corral. This kind of positive interaction between monkeys and their caretakers can improve well-being for the animals (or, for the animals and the humans!).