Apes

Poop May Be the Key to Studying the Most Elusive Animals on Earth

The secrets of the animal kingdom just might be hidden within piles of animal crap.<p>That, at least, is the working theory of two scientists who have …

Biology

Japanese Artist Transforms Old Newspapers Into Expressive Creatures - Creators

Spirited monkeys, inquisitive rabbits, placid walruses, and other species come to life in Chie Hitotsuyama’s studio. Working with glue and twisted rolls of newspaper, the Tokyo-based artist crafts three-dimensional portraits of animals that are full of personality. “I’m breathing new life into old …

Sculpture

Men horrifyingly slaughter and then eat one of the rarest animals in the world

An endangered and rare Bornean orangutan has been slaughtered, hack to bits and then eaten in Indonesia.<p>The gruesome scene happened after the animal …

Palm Oil

Have scientists captured footage of the most elusive monkey in the world in the Congo?

They are the rarest monkey in the world … so rare in fact that there are concerns they might soon become extinct. Scientists however, have captured footage of the incredibly elusive Dryas monkey in a new national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>The researchers used remote sensing cameras …

Nature

Four infants met their surrogate parents in Shanghai Wild Animal Park, China

Posted by Hilda Tresz of Phoenix Zoo<p><b>BACKGROUND:</b> In 2012, in partnership with The Jane Goodall Institute, the Phoenix Zoo created a unique position to promote international animal welfare. Hilda Tresz, the Behavioral Enrichment and International Animal Welfare Coordinator, is responsible for …

Wildlife

Indonesia lawmaker: Palm oil workers shot orangutan for meat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Palm oil plantation workers killed and ate a critically endangered orangutan on the island of Borneo, according to an Indonesian lawmaker who called for police to investigate what is a frequent but rarely prosecuted crime.<p>Daniel Johan said Tuesday the workers shot the …

UK News

Dogs Will Like You Better if You're Nice to People, Study Says

Your dog may seem all sweet and innocent, but it turns out she's secretly judging you all the time.<p>Your dog may seem all sweet and innocent, like she loves you unconditionally—but it turns out she's secretly judging you all the time. According to a new study from researchers at Kyoto University, …

Wildlife

Dogs and monkeys prefer helpful humans

Fairness is a quality that seems to matter to them, too.<p>Sometimes animals can be so judgmental, but not necessarily in the way you might think. Both …

Psychology

Orangutan ‘kisses and squeaks’ reveal evolution of language

<b>Kisses and squeaks made by orangutans are shedding light on the evolution of language.</b><p>Scientists who spent years studying the communication calls of …

UK News

Is it safe to go mountain gorilla trekking?

<b>When considering an adventure such as mountain gorilla trekking, the subject of safety inevitably comes up in the conversation. The reality is that</b> …

Wildlife

Coyote Peterson Feeds Marshmallows to a Trio of Very Friendly Tiny Monkeys in Costa Rica

After visiting with a flying iguana and B-Rad the baby sloth at the Kids Saving the Rainforest organization in Costa Rica, adventure host Coyote …

Wildlife

A gorilla shot and killed before my eyes: a primatologist's plea to save great apes

A bonobo mother and her child. Pixabay<p>Shelly Masi, <i>Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN) - Sorbonne Universités</i><p>A recent study on primate conservation confirms what primatologists have known for a long time: the planet of the apes is on the verge of extinction.<p>According to the latest estimates, …

I saw a gorilla shot and killed before my eyes: A primatologist’s plea to save great apes

Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.<p>A …

Endangered Species

Dutch zoo trials ‘Tinder for orangutans’ to select mating partner

A zoo in the Netherlands has been showing photographs of possible mating partners to its female orangutan, Samboja on a reinforced steel touchscreen, in the hope that she will pick a primate that she wants to breed with.<p>In an experiment that staff at the Apenheul primate park in Apeldoorn have …

Wildlife

Gorillas massacred and driven to extinction - all for the sake of our mobile phones

Watching these magnificent gorillas from feet away, it is hard to believe they are being slaughtered in vast numbers because of mobile phones and …

Congo

Kansas Couple Spent Three Nights Dressed as Gorillas for Police Wildlife Camera - Motherboard

Mountain lion sightings are rare in Gardner, Kansas (population: 20,000). And when multiple reports of lion sightings happened, Gardner's police department weren't able to capture any evidence. But they did capture images of even something even more rare: Santa Claus and some strange gorillas.<p>"We …

Wildlife

In a Rare Group Killing, Chimpanzees Abused and Cannibalised Their Former Tyrant's Corpse

Disturbing.<p>Scientists have observed the aftermath of an incredibly rare phenomenon in the animal kingdom: the group killing of a chimpanzee by other …

Chimpanzees

Orangutans at Dutch zoo get Tinder-like app to help them find a mate

Researchers investigate emotional response of orangutans and bonobos to images of other members of the same species on a touch screen to help …

Wildlife

Orangutans in a Dutch Zoo Are Now Swiping Right for Prospective Mates

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — How does a primate find a date when they're confined to an urban jungle?<p>Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech …

Wildlife

Chimpanzees overthrow, kill and then eat their tyrannical leader

Chimps have been spotted killing and then eating their former tyrannical leader.<p>Jill Pruetz, an professor of anthropology, said that she found it …

Chimpanzees

'Tinder for orangutans': zoo lets female primate choose mate using tablet

A Danish zoo has developed a 'Tinder' for orangutans in order to track mating preferences.<p>They have shown a female orangutan potential mates on an iPad to see if she will choose one in order to improve her mating chances.<p>If she seems to prefer one over another, they will choose that mate to come …

Tinder

An orangutan will have a chance to find her mate — through Tinder

The first indication Samboja was being nudged to find a partner came last year, when her home zoo — the Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands — took to Facebook to casually point out that the female orangutan was approaching the age where she could start having kids.<p>A year later, the Dutch zoo …

Technology

BBC News - The secret trade in baby chimps

The secret trade in baby chimps<p>A secret network of wildlife traffickers selling baby chimpanzees has been exposed by a year-long BBC News investigation. The tiny animals are seized from the wild and sold as pets. The BBC’s research uncovered a notorious West African hub for wildlife trafficking, …

Wildlife

The dark, violent underworld of the baby chimp market

Black market traders massacre chimpanzees in order to steal their babies and sell them for $12,500 as pets or zoo animals, a heartbreaking BBC …

Babies

'Tinder for orangutans': Dutch zoo to let female choose mate on a tablet

Orangutan Samboja will be shown males on a touchscreen in experiment aimed at learning more about mating choices<p>A Dutch zoo hopes to increase the breeding chances of a female orangutan by seeing if she will choose a preferred mate on a touchscreen before they are introduced.<p>In a four-year …

Environment

Tinder for orangutans? Zoo starts app to help apes find love

Just when you thought there was a dating app for every demographic, orangutans will now have the chance to swipe right.<p>A Dutch zoo is hoping to help …

Lifestyle

"CHIMPANZEES becoming EXTINCT"

Picture from CCO public domaine free download<p>The Western Chimpanzees are at a critical stage of extinction. Their habitat being the rain forest which …

Chimpanzees

Facts About Baboons

Baboons are some of the most identifiable of the monkey world. They have tufts of hair on either side of their faces and large, hairless bottoms that …

Wildlife

Harambe's 49-year-old grandma euthanized at Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami's aging "matriarch" gorilla, Josephine, died on Wednesday just before reaching the age of 50. She was reportedly the grandmother of male silverback, Harambe, who was killed in Cincinnati after a young boy fell into his enclosure. USA TODAY<p>The grandmother of the internet-famous gorilla …

Wildlife

Harambe's grandmother put to death

The grandmother of Harambe, the male silverback gorilla killed in Cincinnati, has been put down by the zoo where she lived.<p>Josephine, who was just …

Lifestyle