List of individual monkeys

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This annotated list of individual monkeys includes monkeys who are in some way famous or notable. The list does not include notable apes, or fictional primates.

Monkey actors[edit]

Monkeys used in experiments[edit]

Miss Baker, with her Certificate of Merit from the ASPCA.
  • Able - (rhesus macaque) and Baker - (Peruvian squirrel monkey), both female, the first monkeys sent into space to survive the experience. They were launched on 28 May 1959 in the nose cone of a Jupiter AM-18 missile as a test of NASA's launch facilities at Cape Canaveral and procedures for retrieving astronauts after splashdown. Miss Able died a few months after the mission, but Miss Baker lived another 25 years.[2]
  • Britches - removed from his mother at birth, Britches was left alone with his eyes sewn shut as part of a study into blindness. He was rescued by the Animal Liberation Front, which publicized the condition he was found in, and the experiment was shut down.
  • Gordo (also known as "Old Reliable") - He was launched in the US Jupiter AM-13 Rocket in 1958, but was lost after a technical failure at the end of the mission.
  • Hellion - (capuchin) trained by Mary Joan Willard to assist disabled people, was the first trainee to be placed. In 1979, Hellion started assisting a quadriplegic, Robert Foster, with chores and general assistance.[3]
  • Miss Sam - (rhesus macaque) sent into space under the Little Joe program in 1960.[4]
  • Semos - a nine-year-old male rhesus macaque at the Oregon National Primate Research Center who supplied the skin cells from which scientists were able to successfully derive embryonic stem cells.[5]
  • Tetra - a rhesus macaque at the Oregon National Primate Research Center who was the first cloned primate, created through embryo splitting.[6]

Zoo monkeys[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Ramu, arrested and kept behind bars in India for 5 years on the charge of disturbing communal harmony. At the age of three, while under the care of a Muslim family, Ramu attacked some children. This sparked communal riots in the Jagannathpur village, ultimately leading to Ramu's arrest.
Jack the Signalman
  • Jack, known as Jack the Signalman [1].[7] This baboon was reputed to have become an expert at working the railroad signals for the Cape Government Railway.
  • Fred, euthanized in March 2011. Fred had a reputation for stealing food anywhere he could, but when he turned too aggressive, he was caught and controversially euthanized.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bugg, James (2011). "No Business Like Monkey Show Business". York Vision. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  2. ^ Florida Today article about Miss Able and Miss Baker
  3. ^ Tenbroeck, By Craig. "Hotshot monkeys* in science - CNN.com". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  4. ^ "NASA - NSSDCA - Spacecraft - Details". nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  5. ^ Cyranoski, David (2007-11-14). "Cloned monkey stem cells produced". Nature News. doi:10.1038/news.2007.245.
  6. ^ White-house, David (14 January 2000). "Scientists 'clone' monkey". BBC News.
  7. ^ "Stranger Than Fiction: Jack the Signalman". www.knoxvilledailysun.com. Retrieved 2018-09-26.