Primates in Entertainment

The Silver Springs monkeys

By International Primate Protection League / June 13, 2013 / Comments Off on The Silver Springs monkeys

The rural area near Ocala, Florida, was once home to an amazing variety of primate species—some of whom still live there in the wild. The Silver Springs tourist attraction located there once featured a family of gibbons (who came came to live at IPPL just last month), some lemurs, spider monkeys, and troops of macaque…

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Monkey madness for Mother’s Day?

By International Primate Protection League / May 10, 2013 / Comments Off on Monkey madness for Mother’s Day?

Let’s hope not it’s not a trend. But a rash of recent ads featuring monkeys makes me worry. When major brands like Sears and Burger King and Kmart use monkeys in their commercials, are they going to be selling the idea that monkeys make cute pets? Maybe that’s what viewers will take away, more so…

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