The Myth of the Monkey Chain

http://books.google.com/books?id=H5tJAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Do South American monkeys form living bridges in order to cross alligator-infested rivers? No modern naturalist thinks so, but the idea is curiously long-lived. Jesuit priest José de Acosta published the first account in Latin in 1589 — here’s a 1604 translation:

 

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