Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Costa Rica has lost half its monkeys

A spider monkey rests at the Zoological Garden in San Jose, August 20, 2007. Costa Rica has lost up to half of its monkeys over the last 12 years as developers expanding into their jungle habitat isolate them in small communities. The spider monkey has been the most affected, its population falling to 7,000 from 26,000 a dozen years ago, said University of Costa Rica ecologist Ronald Sanchez. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA)

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