Primates as pets in Mexico City: An assessment of the species involved, source of origin, and general aspects of treatment

  title={Primates as pets in Mexico City: An assessment of the species involved, source of origin, and general aspects of treatment},
  author={Alejandra Duarte-Quiroga and Alejandro Estrada},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
The large human populations in cities are an important source of demand for wildlife pets, including primates, and not much is known about the primate species involved in terms of their general origin, the length of time they are kept as pets, and some of the maintenance problems encountered with their use as pets. We report the results of a survey conducted in Mexico City among primate pet owners, which was aimed at providing some of the above information. We used an ethnographic approach, and… 

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