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Macaque Monkeys Adapt After Hurricane Maria

Clip: Season 45 | 4m 44s

Over 1800 rhesus macaques inhabit the tiny island of Cayo Santiago just off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Most of these monkeys managed to survive Hurricane Maria, but researchers speculate that their behavior and cognition may have been altered. The reason is a change in availability of resources on the island, including that of shade.

Aired: 09/19/18

Rating: NR

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