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Primates Find a Home in Upcountry Maui

For 34 years the Maui’s Pacific Primate Sanctuary has been home to monkeys - -marmosets and tamarind monkeys- which are not native to the islands. Many of them have been kept in cages and will live out their lives here in Hawaii. 

Catherine Cruz visited the facility in Up Country Maui to understand its place in the community.  She talked with Lucy Wormser who established the facility in Haiku which is permitted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

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