Every person subject to the Animal Welfare regulations (9 CFR parts 1, 2, and 3) maintaining nonhuman primates must have enough employees to carry out the level
of husbandry practices and care required in this subpart. The employees who provide husbandry practices and care, or handle nonhuman primates,
must be trained and supervised by an individual who has the knowledge, background,
and experience in proper husbandry and care of nonhuman primates to supervise others. The employer must be certain that the supervisor can perform to these standards.
Nonhuman primates include a great diversity of forms, ranging from the marmoset weighing
only a few ounces, to the adult gorilla weighing hundreds of pounds, and include more
than 240 species. They come from Asia, Africa, and Central and South America, and they live in different
habitats in nature. Some have been transported to the United States from their natural habitats and
some have been raised in captivity in the United States. Their nutritional and activity requirements differ, as do their social and environmental
requirements. As a result, the conditions appropriate for one species do not necessarily apply
to another. Accordingly, these minimum specifications must be applied in accordance with the
customary and generally accepted professional and husbandry practices considered appropriate
for each species, and necessary to promote their psychological well-being.
These minimum standards apply only to live nonhuman primates, unless stated otherwise.
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