U.S. government will retire most research chimpanzees

Chimpanzees munch on leeks at a zoo in Tokyo on February 16, 2009. (AFP)

The US government said Wednesday it will send most of its 360 research chimpanzees into retirement but will keep a small colony of about 50 for possible future studies on vaccines and behavior.

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