Researchers mobilize to save hurricane-ravaged Monkey Island

October 20, 2017

Cayo Santiago, a 94-acre island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, has been home to approximately 1500 free-roaming rhesus monkeys since 1938, making it the longest running primate field site in the world. It has also been a key location for Laurie Santos’ research for over 23 years.

Sadly, the Sept. 20th hurricane which devastated much of the infrastructure on Puerto Rico had a direct hit on Cayo Santiago, destroying all of its infrastructure and much of the island’s vegetation.

For more information on this story, including GoFundMe sites to help restore the island, see the Yale News link: