Diabetic Monkeys

I thought I knew a lot about animals, but on a recent trip to the Los Angeles Zoo, I learned something new. Monkeys can have diabetes, too!

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When we read the sign on the cage, my mom did a double take. confused-face[3]    There weren’t any zoo keepers or volunteers around to ask about the monkeys, so when we got home, my mom and I did some research on the internet. It seems that a monkey can get diabetes 100 times quicker than a human. My mom says that the zoo monkeys probably have Type 2 Diabetes, since Type 1 in monkeys is much rarer. I just hope people visiting the zoo read the sign and NOT feed the monkeys.  DSCN3227

Here are some other pictures from our zoo trip:

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2 thoughts on “Diabetic Monkeys

  1. Rose Martinez

    Hi John, thanks for sharing your pictures and your interesting find on these monkeys.
    You Guys sure looked like you were having fun!
    It was nice to see you at Easter, you sure found a lot of eggs, good for you!
    Love you, see you soon.
    Love Aunt Rose

  2. Reblogged this on Zoo Keeper Girl.

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