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This monkey jumped into Emily Gregg's lap and took a piece of papaya right out of her hand.

RFHS student tells of adventures in Panama

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Kelly Gregg was about to take a bite of a piece of papaya, when a Capuchin monkey jumped onto her lap from a nearby tree, and snatched it from her hand. It was one of six apparently hungry monkeys who came to steal Gregg's group's papaya.


The monkeys weren't zoo escapists--they were wild white-faced Capuchin monkeys in a rainforest near the Panama Canal.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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