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Florida is home to free-ranging rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). This chapter follows these wild animals from the national mediascape to the state legislature, from suburban enclaves and animal rescue facilities to Silver Springs State Park. Upward of 130 monkeys live along the Silver River, near Ocala, Florida, which was the backdrop for the original Tarzan films. Integrating the theories and methods of multispecies ethnography and ethnoprimatology, a team of collaborators studied human-monkey interactions. Contagious excitement and infectious fears jump across species boundaries during wild encounters. Amid situations of heightened risk and danger, concerned citizens are cultivating quiet forms...

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