A captive breeding colony has already been established by the authors of the study.
The island has one of the largest known breeding colonies in the world.
Many large breeding colonies have been recorded and several have disappeared over time.
They are condemned to a life of misery in cramped breeding colonies.
On each occasion a small breeding colony appeared, but they have invariably died out after a few years.
It also has the only breeding colony in Europe for chimpanzees.
Individuals have been observed to feed at distances up to 300 km from any known breeding colony.
By the 1960s, wild breeding colonies were present in almost every area where ranches had been established.
Hank had even seen them down there once, a huge breeding colony next to the cliffs.
Based on the growing number of records it is suspected that they may establish breeding colonies in Brazil.