Tiny Capuchin Monkeys Offer a Helping Hand to People Who Lost Their Manual Dexterity to Injury

In October 2016, Great Big Story visited with Helping Hands, an organization in Boston, Massachusetts that trains tiny capuchin monkeys to act as helpful service animals to disabled persons who have lost the ability to use their hands due to spinal cord or brain injury. The animals are perfectly suited for the job due to their intelligence, agility, natural hierarchy sweet nature and excellent dexterity. Additionally, the adorably-named “Monkey College” offers the capuchin students the...

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