The building programme to improve the housing for the BPRC primates has been completed. Four large buildings (called R1, R2, R3 and R4) which have been designed so that the rhesus monkeys can enjoy normal social interactions and a similar facility for New World (NW) monkeys have been completed and are now occupied. Thus, nearly all the BPRC monkeys are currently living in their new state of the art facilities.
A totally new infrastructure to serve these facilities has been constructed and a dedicated service building has come into use
The new facilities have been designed by experts in the behaviour and needs of primates to provide considerable space, both indoors and outdoors, for all the animals. The monkeys live in social groups just as they do in the wild, so that interactions between the animals will be as normal as possible.
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March 2006, general view
NW-building with bio-floor