Interactive Cache - Monkey
This is our second hide in the Interactive cache series. This cache container is a little different to say the least! Handle with care.
Monkeys - In Experiments:
Macaques, especially the Rhesus Macaque, and African Green Monkeys are widely used in animal testing facilities, either wild-caught or purpose-bred. They are used primarily because of their relative ease of handling, their fast reproductive cycle (compared to apes) and their psychological and physical similarity to humans. In the United Sates, around 50,000 non-human primates, most of the monkeys, have been used in experiments every year since 1973; 10,000 monkeys were used in the European Union in 2004.
The use of monkeys in laboratories is controversial. Animal rights activists claim that their use is cruel and produces little information of value, and there have been many protests, vandalism to testing facilities and threats to workers. Others claim that it has led to many important medical breakthroughs such as the rabies vaccine, understanding of the human reproduction and basic knowledge about brain function and that the prevention of harm to humans should be a higher priority than the possible harm done to monkeys. The topic has become a popular cause for animal rights and animal welfare groups.
Monkeys - In Space:
A number of countries have used monkeys as part of their space exploration programs, including the United States and France. The first monkey in space was Albert II who flew in the US - launched V-2 rocket on June 14, 1949.
Monkeys - In Geocaching:
So, as the cacher are you part of an experiment or traveling to space? Please don't dismantle the video trail camera that will be watching you! Just kidding, no pictures or recordings will be made. The cache container will be easy to find. Once you find the container, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE IT APART! You will NOT need any tools in order to retrieve this cache! Everything you need you will have with you. There ARE moving parts to the container! It is your job to interact with the container to retrieve the log. If you enjoy this type of cache, let us know by your logs or by voting it a favorite!
I took five different reading to get the coords. Usually the readings took me within 10 to 20 feet of the cache. The tree coverage is not too heavy but enough to mess with the readings.
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