Shirley McGreal, Champion of Primates Under Threat, Dies at 87

She exposed smuggling rings and research laboratories and built a sanctuary for gibbons in South Carolina.

Shirley Mcgreal, Champion Of Primates Under Threat, Dies At 87

The New York Times – by Richard Sandomir

Shirley McGreal’s mission to save primates from smugglers, testing laboratories and zoos began in 1971 in Thailand when she saw crates of infant, white stump-tailed macaque monkeys piled up in the cargo area at a Bangkok airport. They were bound for New York.

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