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Monkey troupe vexes Florida park, goes viral on social media

 


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There's an upswing in monkey business in and around a state park in Florida, where bands of non-native rhesus macaques live along a river that's popular with kayakers and tourists.

Officials have closed two walking areas at Silver Springs State Park because of unwanted monkey interactions with park guests. An observation deck and a boardwalk are off-limits because the primates have essentially taken over.

Matt Mitchell, the assistant director of Florida State Parks, said rangers are checking areas each morning for monkey activity.

"Park staff may temporarily cl...



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