Everything you need to know about our latest video can be summed up in one word: monkeys. Monkeys everywhere.
Actually, there’s a lot more to it than that. About a year ago, Nate and I learned about some really cool genetics research involving squirrel monkeys. And luckily for us, Nate was teaching a summer science program for middle school students at a place called Monkey Jungle in south Florida, which has a colony of captive squirrel monkeys. When I was in Florida last summer for my anole research, we had the amazing opportunity to film at Monkey Jungle for a couple of mornings. It was really fun to interact with the monkeys! I won’t say they didn’t make shooting a challenge, because they can be pretty mischievous little critters. But they sure made it more interesting.
With all of our other projects, it’s taken almost a year to turn this footage into a finished video! But we like the result. If you want to learn some very cool science, or even if you just want to see Nate serve as a playground for monkeys, check it out!