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5 California research monkeys retiring to Oklahoma

Posted: June 12, 2012 11:40 a.m.
Updated: June 12, 2012 1:45 a.m.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five rhesus monkeys from a California research lab are being retired to an Oklahoma sanctuary because of a $200,000 donation from animal activist Bob Barker.

The unidentified research lab, the Mindy's Memory sanctuary in Newcastle, Okla., and the animal advocacy group Stop Animal Exploitation Now worked out details that will allow the animals to spend the rest of their lives at the primate sanctuary.

The organizations said Tuesday that the monkeys will be moved after the lab staff socializes the animals.

Mindy's Memory, founded in 1992, is already home to about 100 retired research monkeys, as well as several potbellied pigs and a few dogs, cats and other animals.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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