Animals in Research

Rhesus getting treat from his caregiver

Location: Wisconsin, USA
Group: Primates
Species: Rhesus macaque
Research Areas: AIDS, Behavioral research, Cancer, Drug development, Genetic diseases, Heart research, Infectious disease, Malaria, Safety and efficacy testing, Vaccine development, Zika virus

Rhesus monkeys getting treats from their caregiver at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. Healthy treats can include peanuts, grapes, apple slices, etc. Positive reinforcement is used to train the monkeys to move to transport boxes. These boxes safely carry monkeys to procedure rooms for blood draws, ultrasounds, TB tests, and health care or research procedures.