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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all the Center's nonhuman primates socially housed?
Currently, more than 70 percent of the nonhuman primate population is socially housed...
 
How are the monkeys housed?
The Center's objective is to provide social interaction for all monkeys...
 
How many primates are at OHSU/ONPRC?
The current census lists about 4200 primates ...
 
Is research that uses monkeys regulated?
Using monkeys in biomedical research is a serious responsibility. There are numerous regulatory safeguards...
 
What is done for the psychological well-being of the monkeys?
OHSU/ONPRC initially developed a "Plan for Environmental Enhancement Adequate to Promote Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates" in July 1991...
 
Where do the primates come from?
An outdoor breeding program makes the Center's primate population nearly self-sustaining...
 
Who cares for the animals?
Twelve veterinarians, an animal resource manager...
 
Who oversees the animal care program?
The care and treatment of animals is subject to policies of OSHU/ONPRC...