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Monkey Business

Animal Planet

Monkey business is a well worn phrase. But if you turn the phrase around it is possible to look at the business of monkeys or more precisely the commercial exploitation of monkeys and primates in general. Primates are characterized by the refined development of their hands and feet, five fingers, a shortened snout, a large brain, and the presence of a collarbone. Therefore, strictly speaking, humans are also primates. Consequently, primates are our closest living relatives and some, such as chimpanzees, share almost 99% of our DNA. Humans are responsible for dangerous effects on the eco-systems of many regions. Expanding populations, deforestation and habitat degradation in the areas that primates inhabit are the most significant causes of the animals’ decline. In addition, some primates are poached and sold as bushmeat or to the illegal pet trade. Poaching is second only to the drugs trade in generating illegal revenues. Despite our close genetic links to other primates, one in three primate species are now threatened with extinction. For the timetable of Monkey Business on Animal Planet please click here

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