The monkeys have begun building structures.

This sounds a bit more alarming than it really is. We’ve seen them getting moisture from chewing the pulpy trees and brushes on the island, as well as licking their dew. Now it seems that they’re using the pulp almost like paper-mache to extend the shallow rock crevices they’ve been using for shelters. It’s really quite innovative, and if we can study one without disturbing the animals, I think it would be a tremendous research paper.

One thing that we noticed early on was the complete absence of females with any young. Contrary to our latest findings during the previous observations, when we noticed a large number of male infants, we once again observed no male monkeys. We intend to go into the new structures and collect some specimens for tagging to try and get an idea of why this may be.

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