National Center for Chimpanzee Care

U42 OD011197

Research Emphasis/Objectives

The primary objective is to provide care for chimpanzees previously used in biomedical research. No active invasive research is conducted on the site. Relevant research projects that benefit chimpanzee health, productivity, and well-being may be pursued.

Current Research

Develop and improve techniques of captive management and investigate behavioral factors influencing improvements in the husbandry and well-being of chimpanzees.

The colony is housed in eight 4,500-square-foot outdoor corrals in multiple-male family groups.

Biological Materials

Tissues and body fluids are available when coordinated with preventive health care procedures.

Contact Information

University of Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Veterinary Sciences
650 Cool Water Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602


Christian R. Abee, DVM
Phone: 512-321-3991
Fax: 512-332-5208 (link sends e-mail)

Principal Investigator

Christian R. Abee, DVM

Last updated: 09-14-2017