Primate Rescue Center

Neighbors Want Yerkes Out

April Truitt July 11, 2011

Yerkes National Primate Research Center keeps a total of about 3,400 primates at a 25-acre campus in Atlanta and the 117-acre field station in Lawrenceville. The field station, which opened in 1966, is home to 1,899 rhesus macaques and 2,220 animals overall.

After a 2-year-old research monkey was reported missing from the Lawrenceville facility on June 15, an increasingly vocal group of local residents and animal-rights activists have called for the facility to be shuttered and forced to relocate.


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