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February 1, 2018

State officials plan to reinvigorate control efforts of Rhesus macaques after CDC reports prevalence of the herpes B virus among Silver Springs Park's macaque population.  In its journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, the CDC reported that up to 30% of the primates roa...

December 15, 2015

Rhesus Macaques, a species of monkey native to Asia, have inhabited the Silver Springs State Park in Ocala for more than 75 years.  The monkeys were brought to the area by a tour boat operator in the 1930s, who purchased them from a New York wildlife dealer.  Lately, a...

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