Four hundred and fifty wild-caught owl monkeys (Aotus nancymai) were shipped from Iquitos, Peru to Richland, Washington. Mortality and body weight changes from the time of shipment to 30 days after arrival were evaluated using age, sex, and transit time as comparison criteria. No association between mortality and sex, age, or transit time was observed. The mortality percentage from shipment to 30 days after arrival was 2.44%. Both age and transit time had a significant effect on weight changes, but sex did not. Shipping procedures are described.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Primatology|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1991|
Málaga, C. A., Weller, R. E., Montoya, E., Moro, J., & Buschbom, R. L. (1991). Mortality and body weight changes in Aotus nancymai shipped from Iquitos, Peru to Richland, Washington. Journal of Medical Primatology, 6-11.