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A genetic atlas to stop the illegal trafficking of chimpanzees

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Scientists from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC UPF) in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute, have proved that with the DNA of chimpanzees confiscated from illegal trade it is possible to discover the location of their origin on the African continent.

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Round table for the closing of the exhibition “La mona mona”

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The Espai Eat Art Gallery hosted the exhibition dedicated to the chocolate egg (mona) that Casa Cacao, from El Celler de Can Roca, has dedicated for the third consecutive year to support the primates of the MONA Foundation.

The exhibition was extended by almost a month due to it´s good reception in the city of Banyoles.

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Games for Chimpanzees #MonaMaze

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Environmental enrichment is a fundamental tool to guarantee a good quality of life for animals living in captivity. The objective is to provide them with activities that promote species specific behaviors, but does this mean that only natural objects or tasks can be used?

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News from the heart

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Earlier this year we were greatly upset: Bea was between life and death.

Thanks to the rapid response of the caregivers, who perfectly know each of the animals and their personalities, and the expertise of our veterinarian, Bea is still alive today.

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Working for the last langurs of Vietnam

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“After my plane trip to Hanoi, I had to wait for hours for the bus that would take me to my destination. My first trip on my own, the only non-local there and I’m almost 1.90m, I didn’t go unnoticed…” Martí Masip tells me among laughter after his 6 month practical placement as part of his Masters degree in Primatology. He enthusiastically transmits his experience and tells me that he is very much looking forward to studying more primate groups.

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MONOvarietal wine returns: Bea, Pipa and… one more surprise!

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For some years now La Vinyeta, 2018 best winery, is collaborating with MONA. And we are very happy to announce the collaboration of 2019! MONOvarietal returns. Again, two wines, a white one, “Pipa” (one of our Barbary macaques) and a black one, “Bea” (one of our chimpanzees). Two more bottles to add to the collection!

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