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Mon Aug 9, 2021, 07:14 AM

Puerto Rico's Monkey Island

In 1938, with the support of Columbia University and the School of Tropical Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico, primatologist Clarence Carpenter populated the island of Cayo Santiago with 450 rhesus macaques from India. With its current population of 2,000 primates, Cayo Santiago is popularly known as Monkey Island.

Human visitors, other than the research scientists, are not allowed.

The research begun more than eight decades ago makes this one of the longest-running demographic studies in the world.

The University of Puerto Rico’s Caribbean Primate Research Center was established in 1970, further enhancing the research potential of a unique island.

Read more: https://www.puertoricoreport.com/puerto-ricos-monkey-island/#.YREFs9fPzIU

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Mon Aug 9, 2021, 07:24 AM

1. I was there a long, looooong time ago. By boat. Talking more than

50 years ago. We went to just see them. Did not get off the boat.

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