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Smuggled monkeys find a refuge in Chile
Elba Muñoz says that one of the goals of the Center for the Rescue and Rehabilitation of Primates is to stop trafficking of the animals. It provides a place for Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service to send primates that have been brought into the country illegally and are often mistreated.
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A couple of monkeys look from inside their cage at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The center was founded by Elba Munoz, who was working as a midwife when she took in her first monkey in 1994. This happened little by little. First, one monkey arrived, then another monkey," she said. Slowly the monkeys began to arrive until we ended up like we are now, the biggest center in South America.. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A couple of monkeys, look from their cage at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. One of the principal goals of the Center for the Rescue and Rehabilitation of Primates is to stop the trafficking of the animals. It provides a place for Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service to send primates that have been brought into the country illegally and are often mistreated. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A monkey sits in his cage in a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Many primates are brought to the center hairless and in chains. Others arrive blind, mutilated or with chronic diseases. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A monkey, walks in his cage at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Many primates are brought to the center hairless and in chains. Others arrive blind, mutilated or with chronic diseases, according to the center's website. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A man touches the monkey's hand at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Elba Munoz who runs the center, says that one of the goals of the Center for the Rescue and Rehabilitation of Primates is to stop the trafficking of the animals. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A monkey wraps its tail on the wire mesh cage at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The shelter for illegally smuggled primates has 160 inhabitants and one of its goals is for the Rescue and Rehabilitation of Primates is to stop the trafficking of the animals. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A couple fo monkeys walk into their cage at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The center was founded by Elba Munoz and it provides a place for Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service to send primates that have been brought into the country illegally and are often mistreated. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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A monkey reaches from a cage at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The center has 160 inhabitants and houses 12 different species. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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Elba Munoz touches the hand of a monkey at a rescue and rehabilitation center in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Munoz was working as a midwife when she took in her first monkey in 1994. Then she took in another and another, and now her shelter for illegally smuggled primates in Chile has 160 inhabitants. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Smuggled monkeys find a refuge in Chile

Elba Muñoz says that one of the goals of the Center for the Rescue and Rehabilitation of Primates is to stop trafficking of the animals. It provides a place for Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service to send primates that have been brought into the country illegally and are often mistreated.

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