On September 20th, 2017 a category-5 Hurricane (Maria) made landfall in Puerto Rico.
The free-ranging rhesus macaque colony at Cayo Santiago, research site where our work on maternal care and the development of social behavior was conducted, as well as the surrounding community of Punta Santiago were severely devastated by the hurricane.
As of October 22nd, 2017 the heroic efforts to rebuild the basic infrastructure of the primate center, and to provide aid to the affected surrounding community, continue.
To help save this invaluable research resource, please consider donating to ongoing efforts to rebuild Cayo Santiago and/or to relief efforts to the roughly impacted staff and community of Punta Santiago. Regular updates can be found here.