National Geographic : 1962 Sep
Science explores a monkey's world SOULFUL SAM, an East African colobus monkey, feels right at home with hu mans, and particularly with Cynthia Booth, his foster mother. He can always count on her flattering interest in his monkey busi ness. Studies of Sam and his kind are help ing her solve some of the mysteries still surrounding the primates-their growth, breeding, behavior, and diseases. British zoologist Booth divides her time between the laboratory and lonely safaris in quest of specimens. At her Tigoni Primate Research Centre near Nairobi, Kenya, she is guardian to Sam and 60 other monkeys -a dozen bottle-fed. This dedicated scientist, whose work is supported in part by the Society, describes her findings in a forthcoming NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. You can share your enjoy ment of such fascinating articles. As a mem ber, you have the privilege of nominating friends for membership on the form below.