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  • Parasites a key to the decline of red colobus monkeys in forest fragments

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      The red colobus monkey is in decline in forest fragments in western Uganda. U. of I. researchers found that forest fragmentation increases the burden of infectious parasites on animals already stressed by disturbances to their habitat.

      Photo courtesy Tim Holland

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      Thomas Gillespie, professor of pathobiology and of anthropology, and a McGill University colleague followed the monkeys for four years, collecting data on how far the animals ranged, what they ate and which parasites were infecting them.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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