Primate Breeding Operations

WaNPRC operates breeding colonies in the United States. The on-campus breeding program maintained within the Seattle facilities is a breeding colony of M. nemestrina used for production of time-mated pregnancies or newborn infants specifically for research programs needing these specific animals. WaNPRC also maintains domestic breeding programs at a facility in Louisiana and for these species: M. nemestrina and M. mulatta. In 2013, WaNPRC established a “specific pathogen free” breeding colony of pigtail macaques located in Mesa, Arizona. This is an Indoor/outdoor housing compound with support facilities. The breeding colony is located on 21 acres of Tribal Land belonging to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC).