Monkeys Near Florida Airport Becoming Simian Celebrities

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  • Although the United States has no native monkeys, Florida is home to 40 descendants of vervet monkeys which are broken into four troops living within 1,500 acres (600 hectares) around the airport.
  • These monkeys are gray and black with a greenish tinge which help them blend into the trees.
  • While these monkeys are invasive species, the Florida wildlife official tolerate them if they stay put. And as a result, the vervets have become local celebrities.

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