Animals in Research

Rhesus macaque drinking water

Location: California, USA
Group: Primates
Species: Rhesus macaque
Research Areas: Zika virus

Monkeys like this one are provided with fresh water and a variety of foods to ensure optimal health.  Their housing areas are specially designed to allow them to have social interactions with other monkeys, forage for food, climb, nap in the shade, or bask in the sun.