Christine Buckmaster - Squirrel Monkey Haven

Christine L Buckmaster – Squirrel Monkey Haven

Date grant awarded: May 19, 2018

Squirrel Monkey Haven is a California based project working to provide lifelong sanctuary care to squirrel monkeys retired from research. Although these primates are small at 1 to 2 pounds, squirrel monkeys have big personalities, lots of smarts, and are curious about everything. Squirrel monkeys are widely used for research.

Thankfully, there is a growing trend in the research community to retire monkeys to accredited sanctuaries when research studies end instead of euthanizing them. This project will help give squirrel monkeys an enriched sanctuary home during retirement.