Retirement – Yerkes interested in relocating chimpsChimpanzees at the Yerkes National Primate Research center. Photo from www.emory.edu.
Atlanta Magazine reports that there may be more changes in store for the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
According to the magazine, Emory University, which oversees the primate research center, is thinking about retiring about half of its population of 75 chimps to a sanctuary, if space is available. The news comes as the National Institutes of Health works to implement stricter guidelines on research involving chimpanzees, according to Atlanta Magazine.
To read the full article, click here.
Recently Emory named a new director for Yerkes, R. Paul Johnson, who will take over for Stuart Zola. Zola will step to down to focus on his research on Memory in the university’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.