There may not be a "Planet of the Apes" soon, but in fact there is an island of monkeys, or more specifically, an island of "monsters" – monkeys released from a US test lab
According to The Sun, the "monster" chimpanzees were all infected with contagious diseases before being "abandoned on the Liberian River Island after being released by their captors".
"Monkey Island" is now home to more than 60 chimpanzees known to protect their shores, "the outlet says." Many animals are said to be "extremely aggressive," and nearby animals are afraid to go there
The monkeys are occasionally visited by some brave locals who bring the 60 chimpanzees They seldom leave the boat and are not completely free from monkey violence. the local fishermen pay to drive past the island on the Farmington River, usually "pelted with mangos by the territorial chimpanzees." The monkeys have acquired an almost mythical reputation among the locals claiming that the chimpanzees who are entering, attacking, and attacking their land.
"They will eat you raw!" A villager warned a journalist.
Security guards warn that Strangers are hit with deadly force. "If you are a stranger, when you go there, they become aggressive," said Jerry, a "security guard" on the island.
Fortunately, the chimpanzees on the island are completely isolated and will not swim. "But the only thing the chimpanzees are, they're afraid of water, they do not swim over, they just walk on the shore," Jerry said.
Although the monkeys have no connection to Charlton Heston, they began their journey in an American running lab in Liberia. The Sun Provided More History:
The chimpanzees were all experimented in a controversial viral test laboratory (Vilab) set up in 1974 by the New York Blood Center (NYBC) in Liberia.
They were infected with diseases such as hepatitis and "river blindness" to help scientists develop vaccines for sick people.
After more than 40 years of experimentation, NYBC ended its Liberian project following a campaign of animal activists and the chimpanzees remained on the island with little natural food or water.
Their original caregivers, many of whom have been working with the chimpanzees since the 1970s, have been paid to bring them food and water every other day.
The monkeys began starving in 2014 after the Ebola epidemic. which prevented the caretaker from visiting the island. The Humane Society got involved in 2015 to take care of the chimpanzees. By 2017, the NYBC promised "5 million pounds for its future food and medical needs."