The Thing About Monkeys on the Beach

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Today, I speak with the dedicated and observant, Dr Arijit Pal, a postdoctoral fellow at the national institute of advanced studies in bangalore. For the past decade, Arijit has been closely studying the Nicobar long-tailed macaques of Great Nicobar Island. He was one of the first primatologists to venture into this space in order to study a species we knew next to nothing about. Today he is continuing to build upon his years of work studying tool use and social dynamics in this uniquely islandic primate. In today’s episode, we delve into his deep love for this space and species, and also inspect what the future looks like for them and upcoming research.

In memory of Aishwarya Mandya.