Daily Archives: November 23, 2010

No Scares for ONPRC Monkeys at Halloween

Well people are always bugging us to include more footage from biomedical facilities – here is something recently released by ONPRC:

It was nice to see this story appearing on CNN’s iReport.

“Last week, monkeys at Oregon Health & Science University’s Oregon National Primate Research Center enjoyed a pumpkin feast.  In what has become somewhat of an annual tradition, monkeys living at the center received locally grown pumpkins.

Each fall, members of the primate center’s animal care staff purchase or obtain donated pumpkins to give to the monkeys. The seasonal squash is considered a favorite treat by the animals, which also receive other fruits and vegetables year-round. About 100 pumpkins were provided to Rhesus Macaque monkeys and Japanese Macaque Monkeys.”

It is good to see ONPRC trying to get information out there to the public.