DISCOVERY CANADA This year, Hurricane Maria blasted through Puerto Rico- including its tiny island of Cayo Santiago- home of a troop of around 1,000 rhesus macaque monkeys. We met the group of caretakers who went rushing to save the monkeys and the island.
A Race to Save Monkey Island in Puerto Rico As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 macaque monkeys whose brains may contain clues to mysteries of the human mind. (Oct. […]
By Associated Press CAYO SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico — As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to some of the most important mysteries of the […]
The rhesus macaques provide researchers with crucial insight into monkey behavior. By Hilary Hanson More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, scientists are still scrambling to save the more than 1,000 rhesus monkeys that live on a small piece of land off the main island’s […]
Dr. Edmund Kraiselburd, Director, Caribbean Primate Research Centre: “The longevity of this programme is mainly behavioural research. In the island there is no vaccine developing studies or anything like that. You will find mainly people who are studying sociobiology, the study of how monkeys interact with themselves – What is […]
by Anders Kelto Imagine you’re on a tropical island in the Caribbean. There are coconut trees, rocky cliffs, blue-green waters. But now, imagine there are hundreds of monkeys on this island. And, these monkeys have a disease that could kill you, if you’re not careful. What you’re picturing is a […]