Animals: Apes to Philadelphia

For six months insurrection-rent Cuba has been trying to decide what to do with its legacy of monkeys and apes, left it by famed "Monkey-Mistress" Rosalie Abreu (TIME, Nov. 17). She it was who, rich and eccentric, abandoned European society to found a simian kingdom—the Villa Palatino—on the outskirts of Havana. There, with 120 monkeys, she dwelt in seclusion, except for occasional jaunts to Europe, when she would engage an entire deck of a transatlantic liner for herself & I monkeys. Learned contributor to the science of anthropology, in 1929 she offered 300...

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