At the heart of the Primate Rescue Center (PRC), the well-being of our primate residents takes center stage. One of the many ways we ensure their welfare is through our evolving operant conditioning program, meticulously spearheaded by our Carestaff Supervisor, Elizabeth Gatlin.
Dr. Tom Tietjen lends a hand and tells of his summer volunteering experience at the Primate Rescue Center.
In general, primates are social animals. There are many benefits for being a part of a social system, one being protection. Of course, there are some exceptions to this general principle, for instance, the male orangutan, perhaps for the purpose of restraining the number of members competing for the same recourses, but this is not a common theme among the primate order.