You Can Have Lunch At This Hidden Primate Sanctuary In North Florida
Whether you have plans or not this summer, you must add monkeying around to your bucket list. One of the largest primate sanctuaries is located in Florida where rehabilitated, retired, and ex-pet monkeys live together.
Lab Monkeys Get Second Chance at Life, Thanks to Florida Woman
Kari Bagnall’s Gainesville home has grown into a monkey paradise. The property has primates of all sorts, including marmosets, tamarins and capuchins. Kari’s a mom of sorts to hundreds of rescued primates. Over half the monkeys at her Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary were brought in from research labs. They were involved in everything from nicotine and cocaine studies to research on vocal cords and cognitive functions.
Former Nicotine Research Monkeys Now at Primate Sanctuary
The nicotine addiction study by the FDA started in 2014, but was suspended last year after the agency learned four research monkeys had died.
Monkeys Join Gainesville Sanctuary After Lives in the Lab
About two dozen squirrel monkeys that have spent their lives in cages as test subjects in nicotine addiction research are now away from the lab and transitioning to the open skies at Gainesville’s Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.
Jane Goodall Helps Rescue 26 Squirrel Monkeys From Lab Testing
Earlier this year, primatologist Jane Goodall helped facilitate the rescue of 26 squirrel monkeys from US Food and Drug Administration testing.
Retired FDA Research Monkeys Find New Home and Music in Florida
The FDA has retired research monkeys for the first time, starting with a group of squirrel monkeys that just arrived at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.