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Puerto Rico's Historic Monkey Island

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Puerto Rico's Historic Monkey Island

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HELP PUNTA SANTIAGO AND MONKEY ISLAND REBUILD THEIR LIVES

Despite daily challenges of gathering food, water and building materials, the people of Punta Santiago have never ceased to care for the over 1,500 monkeys on Monkey Island!

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PROJECT MONKEY ISLAND

After two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the staff has been up against extreme odds. Daily, they never cease to provide food, water, and care to the monkeys, only to return to their own homes which have been devastated. Without our help, resources will soon be exhausted and the people and monkeys will suffer.

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WHAT IS NEEDED

A group U.S. mainland colleagues, friends, and families are organizing a two-week trip to Puerto Rico in late December to help colleagues and friends in Punta Santiago, the Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC) and the Cayo Santiago Field Station. Below are types of donations they need.

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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. 6) AP

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Island ravaged by Maria could hold mysteries of human mind

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 human mind.

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