Last groups of Mazor Farm monkeys moved to Ben Shemen sanctuary

Munching on leafy greens and climbing through wooded playgrounds, about 500 crab-eating macaque monkeys were acclimating to their new home in the Ben Shemen Forest on Tuesday.

By next week, the transfer of all 650 born-in-the-wild Mauritian macaques from Mazor Farm to the Ben Shemen Monkey Park’s sanctuary will be complete. Activists have long been battling the activities of Mazor Farm, located on Moshav Mazor southeast of Petah Tikva, which has bred macaque monkeys for two decades and exported them for medical purposes.


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