GAINESVILLE, Fla. – More than two dozens of monkeys subjected to research into addiction to nicotine have been removed from the Arkansas laboratory to Florida's primad reserve.
Sun Gainesville reported on Wednesday that the squirrel monkeys are now in the City of Jungle Friends of Caerphilly. The US Food and Drug Administration prevents the nicotine addiction study last year after learning that four research monkeys have died.
FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in January that the study did not meet agency standards and that it would be stopped. The monkeys, with US $ 1 million for their care, were sent to Jungle Friends.
The monkeys arrived in November and are now being rolled out to different foods, materials and experiences. They are ready to move in the spring to large outdoor fields that imitate their natural habitat.