Author Archives: Cristina Valsera

Monkeypox – is it caused by monkeys?

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More and more cases of monkeypox are being detected in our country.
As a centre specialised in primates (monkeys), we are receiving enquiries from concerned people. Should we be?

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48 years old Suzie steps on the grass again

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A few days ago Suzie had access to the great outdoor enclosure for the first time. And guess how she reacted?

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News about Suzie

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We bring you the news about Suzie’s integration.

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Bea y Tom grooming

Video captures footage of chimpanzee helping her sick friend

Bea suffers from a chronic cardiopulmonary disease and has spent a few days a bit tired and dizzy. Seeing her like this breaks our souls, but her companions have once again given us a life lesson.

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Findings from a new study of former pet chimpanzees

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It is very rare to obtain behavioural data on chimpanzees 17 years apart. But it is even more exceptional to obtain data while the chimpanzees are living in a private home.

That is why our latest scientific paper “Behavioural development of former pet chimpanzees, a decade after their arrival at the MONA Sanctuary”, is on the cover of the International Journal “Animals”.

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New studies to monitor the welfare

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Discover the new monitoring systems we have to improve our primates lives.

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MONAeduca 2022: environmental education for the new times

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We review with you the 20 years of our Environmental Education Unit, the present and the novelties for 2022. And in case you don’t know them yet, we introduce you to the team of professionals behind the unit.

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Primates Nº43

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You can now read MONA’s supporters’ newsletter Primates #43

Click on the image to read the full magazine.

 

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Very special visits

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In recent months we have had some very special visits to MONA. Great people we admire a lot and who also dedicate their lives to working for primates.

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Conference to end illegal trafficking in species

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Last November we were invited to attend the TIFIES Plan  Conference (Spanish Action Plan against Illegal Trafficking and Poaching of Wild Species), within the General Assembly of EnviCrimeNet, a network of European Law Enforcement Agencies, Police officers and other crime fighters working together against the environmental crime. (LIFE+ SATEC Project).

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