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April 1, 2012 • Posted in Fact Sheets and More

Snapshot of Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories

Facilities Number of Chimpanzees
  2002 2003 2005 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
New Iberia Research Center
Dir.: Thomas J. Rowell, DVM
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 13610
New Iberia, LA 70562
362 354 373 325 - - 361 347 359
Alamogordo Primate Facility
Holloman Air Force Base
P.O. Box 956; Alamogordo, NM 88330
275 270 247 231 210 208 176 172
Southwest National Primate Research Center
Dir.: John L. VandeBerg, PhD
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
P.O. Box 760549
San Antonio, TX 78245
233 250 236 166 - - 165 153 - -
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Dir.: Stuart Zola, PhD
Emory University; 201 Dowman Dr.;
Atlanta, GA 30322
156 190 109 98 96 96 85 85
Michale E. Keeling Center
for Comparative Medicine and Research
Dir.: Christian R. Abee, DVM, MS
Department of Veterinary Sciences; University of Texas
650 Cool Water Dr.
Bastrop, TX 78602
159 143 133 168 180 185 176 169
Primate Foundation of Arizona
P.O. Box 20027; Mesa, AZ 85277
75 74 73 26 7 0 0 0
BIOQUAL, Inc.
9600 Medical Center Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850
15 63 60 - - 30 - - 25 4
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
20 21 13 8 0 0 0 0
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
11 - - - - - - 0 0 0 0
Total Number of Chimpanzees 1306 1376 1255 1093 1014 1045 962 942
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- - Number carried over from previous year because updated information is not available.

2002 from NIH FOIA requests and correspondence with facilities.

2003 from Goodall, J. et al. The Great Ape Project Census, and J. Strandberg presentation at American Association of Laboratory Animal Science.

2005 from VandeBerg, J.L., Zola, S.M. A unique biomedical resource at risk, Nature, 437, and correspondence with facilities.

2008 - 2010 from NIH FOIA requests, facility progress reports, and correspondence with facilities, L. Gruen, HSUS, and BIOQUAL.

2011 - 2012  from NIH FOIA requests, correspondence with facilities, and Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity Institute of Medicine 2011 report.


Sources

2002 from NIH FOIA requests and correspondence with facilities.

2003 from Goodall, J. et al. The Great Ape Project Census, and J. Strandberg presentation at American Association of Laboratory Animal Science.

2005 from VandeBerg, J.L., Zola, S.M. A unique biomedical resource at risk, Nature, 437, and correspondence with facilities.

2008 - 2010 from NIH FOIA requests, facility progress reports, and correspondence with facilities, L. Gruen, HSUS, and BIOQUAL.

2011 - 2012  from NIH FOIA requests, correspondence with facilities, and Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity Institute of Medicine 2011 report.

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