Availability of Species

The Division of Animal Resources is responsible for care, husbandry and management of all non-human primates at the Center. The department consists of approximately 85 members, including management, supervisory, technical and administrative staff. Our primary focus is to provide a consistent quality animal care program employing a system of comprehensive standard operating procedures. The non-human primate population exceeds 6500 and represents a number of species including:

NIRC is located on a 100 acre tract with space availability for continued expansion. Non-human primate housing systems are comprehensive and compliant with ILAR’s “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”. Diverse housing methods accommodate all potential requirements for housing conditions required by our sponsors. The emphasis on housing systems is to provide for social interaction through group housing, though individual housing for program support is available. Non-human primate housing systems include: