June 12, 2017

I originally started this post with warm weather in mind; not too long ago, it was 95 and sunny. But, as I sit here editing and putting the finishing touches on this post, it's a gloomy 55 and rainy, and I wish I had a second sweater with me. Summer seems like a myth r...

May 2, 2017

It's finally spring here in Western Massachusetts! We've transitioned from they gloomy gray of an unpredictable winter to the bright colors of fresh leaves and blooms. This week, why not celebrate spring with equally bright and colorful baby monkeys? 

 Meet Trachyp...

April 3, 2017

Knowledge is crucial to conservation (and, I mean, life in general, but that's outside the scope of this blog). But how many primates do you know of? Do you know how many species there are in the world? (505, according to the IUCN database!) Do you know the differences...

March 13, 2017

Whenever I tell people that I am a research assistant in the primatology lab at UMass, I get a few responses:

“The what lab?” (“Primatology—I can tell you a ton of fun facts about different kinds of monkeys if you’re interested!”)

“Wait, there’s monkeys on campus?!” (“No...

February 20, 2017

Human activity is literally killing other primates. If we destroy forests completely or create a patchwork forest or continue to engorge ourselves on fossil fuels, we aren't giving these mammals/primates/living beings a chance.

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