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Rescued circus monkeys get transferred to new jungle island home
The 39 monkeys, South American coatis and kinkajous — also known as honey bears — were flown from Peru's capital, Lima, to the northern city of Iquitos over the weekend.
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In this April 18, 2015 photo, a monkey dips its hand into a water receptacle at the Amazon Animal Orphanage in the Pilpintuwasi rainforest, near Iquitos, Peru. The monkey was among 39 animals that Animal Defenders International, with the assistance of the Peru's air force and navy, airlifted Saturday to the animal refuge in Peru's amazon rainforest from Lima, where they were held after being rescued from animal traffickers and circus programs. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this April 18, 2015 photo, a monkey holds onto the finger of an Animal Defenders International worker, as pet carriers housing rescued animals are unloaded from a military aircraft at the airport in Iquitos, Peru. More than three dozen mammals rescued from Peruvian circuses and animal traffickers were taken by boat to their new home in a jungle sanctuary, after they were airlifted from Lima to Iquitos. The animals are accustomed to human contact and feeding and could not be released into the wild. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this April 18, 2015 photo, a rescued monkey looks out from a travel pet carrier, sitting on the tarmac at a military airport in Lima, Peru. The British charity Animal Defenders International, with the assistance of Peru's air force and navy, organized a rehoming and a airlift from Lima, of a group of animals rescued from circuses or wild animal traffickers, to a sanctuary in Peru's Amazon rainforest. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this April 18, 2015 photo, a rescued monkey reaches out from a pet carrier to touch the pant leg of an Animal Defenders International worker, on the tarmac of a military airport in Lima, Peru. The monkey is one of more than three dozen animals rescued from Peruvian circuses and traffickers airlifted to a new home in a jungle island sanctuary. The animals are accustomed to human contact and feeding and could not be released into the wild. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this April 18, 2015 photo, an Animal Defenders International worker shoulders a monkey in a pet carrier at the Amazon Animal Orphanage in the Pilpintuwasi rainforest, near Iquitos, Peru. More than three dozen mammals rescued from Peruvian circuses and animal traffickers, including five different species of monkeys, were airlifted from Lima to their new home at the jungle sanctuary. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this April 18, 2015 photo, Jan Creamer, president of Animal Defenders International, poses for a photo while holding a monkey, inside the British charity's jungle sanctuary, in the Pilpintuwasi rainforest, near Iquitos. Creamer who organized the Saturday airlift and rehoming of more than three dozen mammals rescued from circuses and animal traffickers, said the sanctuary would be their permanent home. The animals are accustomed to human contact and feeding and could not be released into the wild. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Rescued circus monkeys get transferred to new jungle island home

The 39 monkeys, South American coatis and kinkajous — also known as honey bears — were flown from Peru's capital, Lima, to the northern city of Iquitos over the weekend.

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