Medical News Monkeys seem to prefer each other’s company after a scary experience


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Monkey Island is home to over a thousand rhesus macaquesAP/REX/Shutterstock
By Clare WilsonAfter a frightening experience, some people like company – and that might go for monkeys too. When a hurricane devastated a small island, its resident rhesus macaques became more sociable, spending more time close to each other in the following months.
The uninhabited island of Cayo Santiago, off the coast of Puerto Rico, is home to about 1500 macaques, descendants of animals taken there 80 years ago for medical research. Ever since, they have been given food but otherwise left to live naturally. The site, called Monkey …

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