Avoid monkeys in Florida because they could give you killer herpes


It may come as a surprise that Florida has wild monkeys, but it’s true. The rhesus macaques, native to Asia, were introduced to the state in the 1930s during the Tarzan craze as an effort to boost tourism. (Source: Gizmodo)

From Gizmodo: As many as 30 percent of feral rhesus macaque monkeys living in and outside of Florida state parks are infected with a strain of herpes that’s exceptionally dangerous to humans.

Wildlife officials are now calling for the total removal of these free-roaming monkeys from the Sunshine State.

For the complete story: https://gizmodo.com/avoid-monkeys-in-florida-because-they-could-give-you-ki-1821963329

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