Apes

Monkey selfie case finally settled – but there are many similar animal rights battles to come

The furore that erupted when David Slater, a British wildlife photographer, released a “selfie” taken by a macaque monkey in 2015 has only just …

Primates

12 monkeys die of heart attacks at same time after being ‘scared by a tiger’

A dozen monkeys were ‘scared to death’ after they suffered simultaneous heart attacks when they got a fright – from a roaring tiger, it has been …

Monkeys

12 monkeys die of heart attacks after being 'scared by a tiger' in India

The post-mortem reports of the monkeys reveal that they died of heart attacks at the same time.<p>The sudden death of 12 monkeys at a forest in Uttar …

Offbeat News

Pet monkeys save owner from attackers

Jana Marx, Netwerk24<p>Mbombela - A woman's Marmosets in all probability saved her life on Sunday when they kicked up such a racket that her attackers …

News (South Africa)

How South India is losing its endemic bonnet monkey to the aggressive rhesus macaque from the north

The species’ population has halved in just over a decade.<p>The bonnet monkey, commonly found at temples in South India, is losing its ground. …

TV

Orphaned Baby Orangutan With a Fractured Wrist is the Sweetest Rescue Patient (PHOTOS)

The orangutan species is the most similar and genetically close to humans – but that still does not spare them from suffering at our hands. Due to …

Lonely monkey 'adopts' chicken

Credits Source: Ramat Gan Safari ParkAlt Text Lonely monkey adopts chicken at Israeli zooAnd other stories from the stranger side of life One-Minute …

Loneliness

Lonely monkey successfully adopts chick at Israeli zoo - after another spurned her advances

A lonely monkey at an Israeli zoo has found a way to soothe her maternal urges: by adopting a chicken.<p>Niv, an Indonesian black macaque, has spent the past week caressing, cleaning and playing with the bird at the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv.<p>"It seems that Niv, who is four years old and has …

Loneliness

Lone chicken finds a monkey's love in Israeli zoo

A chicken that wandered into an Israeli zoo has been adopted by a young macaque monkey, with zoo officials saying the pair have become …

Australian News

Monkey and chicken become inseparable at Israel Zoo

News (U.S.)

UK charity helps rescue two orangutans in Borneo from illegal sale

Two baby apes were discovered in tiny cages in Ketapang, Borneo. A man has been arrested for trafficking wildlife via social media<p>A UK charity has helped rescue two baby orangutans who were found by police in West Borneo caged and ready to be sold through social media to illegal buyers.<p>The two …

Environment

Orangutan

Description:<p>A dominant male adult with his distinctive cheek pads, males weigh on average is 75 kg, and 1.2–1.4 m long, the Bornean orangutan has a …

For Kids

Oita deploys drone disguised as hawk to scare off farm-raiding monkeys

The Oita Municipal Government is trying to scare off wild, farm-raiding monkeys by using a drone made to look like a hawk.<p>The Tanoura district on the …

Drones

Why are orangutans orange? 5 Orangutan Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Orangutans, also called the “gardeners” of the forests, play a vital role in their habitats. As of 2017, orangutans are now classified as critically …

Animals

Chunky monkey 'Uncle Fatty' set free after dramatic weight loss

A chunky monkey dubbed Uncle Fatty is set to be released back into the wild after successfully completing a weight loss boot camp.<p>The Bangkok macaque’s enormous belly concerned conservation officials in Thailand who saw photos of the monkey shared on social media.<p>They tracked him down hanging out …

Weight Loss

Urban Monkeys Are Too Chunky

Put down that banana! Eating human food is making the world’s city-dwelling simians sick.<p>Earlier this year, a story about a morbidly obese wild monkey made the rounds on the internet. “Uncle Fat,” as locals called the Bangkok macaque, had eaten so much junk food—think soda and chips—that he tipped …

Primates

Watch: This Adorable Orangutan Wants Attention And It's Everything We Need Right Now

Trick or treat?<p>We've all been there. It seems like a hilarious idea at the time – throw on a sack, pretend you're a ghost, and now you're the life of …

Animals

A Silly Little Orangutan Hilariously Dresses Up Like a Ghost to Get His Friend's Attention

A Silly Little Orangutan Hilariously Dresses Up Like a Ghost to Get His Friend’s Attention<p>by Lori Dorn at on<p>A silly little orangutan at the Nyaru …

This Adorable Orphaned Orangutan Just Graduated From Pre-School

If you’re due a good cry, you might want to brace yourself for what’s about to come.<p>A traumatized and wounded baby orangutan who was found in …

Travel

Indonesian villagers are ruining an orangutan sanctuary

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, a …

Indonesia

Indonesian Villagers Are Destroying Orangutan Sanctuary, Conservationists Say

Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) -- A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been …

Business

This footage of two gorilla brothers hugging each other will melt your heart

Two gorillas have been captured on video cuddling during a play session.<p>Like humans, gorillas can strengthen their relationships by cuddling. Rare …

Animals

The Challenge of Healing Animals Who Suffer From PTSD

As a baby orangutan, Pony was kidnapped from the forest in Borneo and sold into sex slavery. For the first several years of her life, she was kept …

Animals

A photographer's life, livelihood, and bank account are in tatters because a monkey took a selfie with his camera and is suing him for it

When British photographer David Slater handed over his camera to a crested black macaque in 2011, he probably didn't think he'd be on the receiving end of a lawsuit from the monkey.<p>The macaque took two 'selfies' with Slater's camera after he spent a long time teaching them to be interested enough …

Copyright

Yawning: Why we do it and what it means

A yawn is an involuntary reflex where the mouth is opened wide, and the lungs take in a lot of air. The air is then exhaled slowly. During this time, …

Medicine

Ravens can be better at planning ahead than four-year-old children, study finds

Ravens are better at planning ahead in certain situations than four-year-old children, orang utans and chimpanzees, according to a new study.<p>While …

Birds

Monkey selfie photographer says he's broke: 'I'm thinking of dog walking'

David Slater has been fighting for years over who has the copyright to photos taken by monkeys using his camera, and says he’s struggling as a result<p>A US appeals court has debated whether or not a monkey can own the copyright to a selfie, while the photographer whose camera captured the famous …

Environment

Battle over selfies taken by macaque monkey back to court

San Francisco - The battle over now-famous selfie photographs taken by a macaque monkey will head back to federal court.<p>The US Court of Appeals for …

Primates

"Aggressive" monkeys force state park to close off areas to public

Silver Springs State Park closed two areas to park visitors this week because of concerns about "aggressive" monkeys going after humans. (No, this is …

Animals

Dozens of ‘vicious ... extremely nasty’ monkeys swarm a man’s yard twice a day, he says

A Florida man says he’s got a monkey problem.<p>News outlets report that Brian Pritchard of Ocala says troops of rhesus monkeys swarm his property two …

Monkeys