- 26 min.
In 1992, during the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, the famous Sukhumi monkey nursery was at the epicenter of military events. The fighting took place not only on the neighboring streets of Sukhumi, but also directly on the territory of the nursery. Some of the monkeys were transported by the staff to Russia, to a branch of the institute in Adler. Unfortunately, it was not possible to save all primates. Hundreds of monkeys died, unable to endure the cold, hunger, stress. The history of the monkey nursery from Sukhumi is not only another drama of the collision of the world of people and the world of nature. This is a fairly accurate reflection of what happens to the human community itself in the so-called "hot spots".