Sunday, February 27, 2005

The PRADE monkey

Well, I warned everyone early on that if I found any excuse to feature primates or monkeys on PRADE, I would seize it. Well, in what some may call an innovative environmental fundraising move but others may call a "gimmick," Dr. Rob Wallace of the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society is auctioning the naming rights of his newly discovered species of Bolivian monkey. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Bolivia's Madidi National Park in an effort to protect the new species Dr. Wallace and his team discovered there.

You can try to bid for the naming rights here, and read all about these amazing 18 inch tall, monogamous monkeys over at The Christian Science Monitor.

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