Ebola virus can infect the reproductive organs of male and female macaques
, according to a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, suggesting that humans could be similarly infected.
Another Irish zoo, Fota Wildlife Park, experienced similar problems with the species in 2015, when a macaque
called Stevie Wonder successfully escaped from his enclosure four times.
Herpes B virus, also known as the monkey B virus, is commonly found among macaque
monkeys, including rhesus macaques
, pig-tailed macaques
, and cynomolgus monkeys.
had severe lesions limited to the right side of the face and the eye.
Following the groundbreaking court case, in which Peta US sought to establish the macaque
Naruto as the copyright owner of the photos, Parkinson has pledged to donate a percentage of his profits to charities that work to preserve animals' disappearing habitats.
Summary: Exporting macaques
for biomedical research is a necessary evil in Mauritius.
The black crested macaque
(Macaca nigra) is currently listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
With the zika virus--which can cause serious birth defects in babies if contracted during the early stages of pregnancy--spreading across the world, biomedical research on macaques
has become more important, as scientists believe these animals can help develop a cure or vaccine for the virus.
We examined testosterone correlates with rank and copulatory behavior in male Tibetan macaques
(Macaca thibetana) at Mt.
was turned over to the local protected animals and wildlife bureau after local people were able to capture it.
That study, led by infectious disease researcher Gary Kobinger of the Public Health Agency of Canada, found that macaques
contracted Ebola when housed in cages near piglets infected with Ebola.
The only naturally-occurring monkey in the Philippines, the long-tailed macaque
(Macaca fascicularis) is, next to us, Southeast Asia's most prolific primate, found in nearly all nations from Indonesia to Vietnam.
The infarcts were created by blocking the coronary artery of macaque
for 90 minutes, an established model for the study of myocardial infarction in primates.
The species is also known as the Celebes crested macaque
and originates from the north east of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
Now that we know that HCV infection in macaque
cells is possible, we wanted to find out why it only worked in liver cells that were derived from stem cells," Dr.