Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?
MARCH 6, 2009
Puerto Rico is using it as a dumping ground for "nuisance" monkeys. Puerto Rico is eager to rid itself of the estimated 2,000 patas and rhesus monkeys that have taken a toll on wildlife and agriculture in the Lajas Valley since escaping from nearby research centers 30 years ago. "We We will give them all the monkeys they want," said Sgt. Unlike rhesus monkeys, patas are not considered desirable for research, and there has been little demand for either from zoos — until now.