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Tulane National Primate Research Center

Established in 1964, Tulane National Primate Research Center is one of seven federally funded national primate research centers. 

Tulane National Primate Research Center is situated on 500 acres of land in Covington, Louisiana, about 40 miles north of New Orleans. 

Among the TNPRC's accomplishments was its discovery that the West African sooty mangabey is the natural host of SIV and the most likely source of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-2 (HIV-2.)