Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Wild Vervet Monkeys Wreak Havoc in Kenya

by Gilbert Keith

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Wild Vervet Monkeys Wreak Havoc in Kenya

If you live in the small village of Nachu in Kenya, watch out, because a group of approximately 300 marauding monkeys is out to steal your food, sexually harass your women and attack and kill your livestock! In a truly amazing incidence of interspecies communication, a group of vervet monkeys, Chlorocebus pygerythrus, is using sexual harassment to intimidate women and children, who are responsible for growing maize, potatoes, beans and other crops for their farming community, causing them to lose their main food supply so they now are dependent upon famine relief to survive.

What the hell? That is so weird.

–Gautam

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