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Researchers discover origins of Florida monkey colony

DANIA BEACH, Fla. [AP] – For 70 years, a colony of monkeys has lived and thrived in urban South Florida. No one was exactly sure how the monkeys came to call the Sunshine State home — until now. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University say they have traced the colony’s origins to the Dania Chimpanzee Farm. In 1948, there was a monkey escape from the farm, the South Florida SunSentinel reported Wednesday. Most of the monkeys were recaptured but not all of them. The rest of them absconded to a mangrove swamp where their descendants live today. The FAU team said the colony currently...

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