Primates on Puerto Rico's 'Monkey Island' research station narrowly survived Maria

Primates on Puerto Rico's 'Monkey Island' research station narrowly survived MariaA rhesus macaque monkey eats on Cayo Santiago, known as Monkey Island, off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, on July 29, 2008. As Hurricane Maria barreled across the Caribbean last week, one of the first places to get caught in the eye of the storm was Cayo Santiago, a small island off Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast that is populated only by monkeys. The 1,000 free-ranging rhesus macaques that make their homes on Cayo Santiago — also known as Monkey Island — inhabit the world’s oldest wild primate research center.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines