Friday, June 22, 2012

My Morning Cup of Coffee Kills Monkeys

Oh nuts.

My Morning Cup of Coffee Kills Monkeys | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
My coffee habit is killing the black-handed spider monkey, a cute New World simian (my favorite kind) that thrives in the canopy of Central American forests with tall trees. That’s pretty much the opposite of the kinds of forests that still exist where the spider monkey lives, because for decades we’ve been cutting down those tall trees to make room for farms. Worse, the monkey requires a large amount of such forest as a home range to find enough fruits to eat.

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