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Rescuing Monkey Island: Daily Planet

Rescuing Monkey Island: Daily Planet

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.

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A Race to Save Monkey Island in Puerto Rico

A Race to Save Monkey Island in Puerto Rico

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. […]

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Island ravaged by Maria could hold mysteries of human mind

Island ravaged by Maria could hold mysteries of human mind

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 […]

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A rare peek at Rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago

A rare peek at Rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago

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 […]

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Puerto Rico’s Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

Puerto Rico’s Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

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 […]

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