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Documentary Shows Jane Goodall in New Light with Unseen Footage

Melanie Parker October 19, 2017

In the early 1960s, Jane Goodall's revolutionary studies of wild chimpanzees challenged the scientific establishment's ideas about animals, as well as about women. The story never gets old, but it's also been told in multiple films, many more books and countless articles. That's why it's astounding that the documentary "Jane" (2017), directed by Brett Morgen and scored by Philip Glass, has something new to contribute to the lexicon of information about Goodall.

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The race to save Monkey Island: Devastation of Puerto Rican home to 1,500 rhesus macaques

Melanie Parker October 06, 2017

Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Field Station, or 'Monkey Island', is the longest-running primate field site in the world, and is home to approximately 1,500 free-roaming rhesus macaques. After the devastation brought by hurricane Maria, the two formerly lush islands connected by an isthmus are unrecognizable. Somehow, defying expectations, many of the Cayo monkeys have weathered the storm, but now staff race to restore freshwater and food supplies to the population.

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