Apes

Zoo deaths: 'In the wild, gorillas don't eat their own vomit and pull out their hair in frustration'

Even in the best circumstances, it’s impossible for zoos to meet all the unique needs of the various species they hold captive, writes Elisa Allen.

Wildlife

Primate Colonies and the Extraction of Value

<i>was first published by Routledge in 1989 and reissued by Verso in 1992.</i><p><i>"How," Haraway asks at the book's opening, "are love, power, and science</i> …

Primates

Trump Policy Could Wipe Out Endangered Gorillas on the Brink of Extinction—but You Can Help Save Them

For weeks, the primatologists had followed a group of Grauer’s gorillas over rugged terrain, hacking through dense rainforest, following knife-edged …

Gorillas

Video of Rehabilitated Orangutans Being Released Back Into the Wild is the Absolute Best Thing You Will See All Day

Perhaps the most recognizable victim of deforestation in Indonesia’s precious ecosystems is the magnificent orangutan. Due to big industry’s demand …

Veganism

There is a moral argument for keeping great apes in zoos

Can the values of zoos be defended?<p>I get apprehensive whenever someone asks me about my job. I’m a philosopher who works on the question of how …

Wildlife

Japanese Zoo Kills 57 Snow Monkeys, Sparking Outrage From Wildlife Campaigners

The monkeys carried genes of 'invasive alien species'.<p>Wildlife campaigners have slammed staff at a Japanese zoo for deciding “which animals live and die” after 57 snow monkeys were culled by lethal injection.<p>The monkeys were killed after it was found they carried genes of “invasive alien …

Wildlife

Japanese zoo culls 57 snow monkeys with 'invasive alien' genes by lethal injection

A zoo in Japan has culled 57 snow monkeys by lethal injection after discovering that they carried “invasive alien” genes.<p>Officials at Takagoyama Nature Zoo in Futtsu city, Chiba Prefecture, conducted the cull after finding out that a third of its 164 resident monkeys were not pure Japanese macaques.<p>…

Japan

A Japanese Zoo Euthanized 57 Monkeys Who Had 'Alien Genes'

The Takagoyama Nature Zoo in Futtsu, Japan killed 57 snow monkeys after discovering they possessed "alien genes" earlier this year. It sounds more …

The True Story of ‘Unlocking the Cage’: The Latest Fight for Animal Rights

<i>Unlocking the Cage</i>, a new documentary on HBO, asks a provocative question: Are animals entitled to the same legal rights as humans?<p>The documentary, …

Animal Rights

Adelaide Zoo fundraises for Karta memorial

Adelaide Zoo has launched a fundraising campaign to help protect endangered Sumatran orangutans in memory of Karta, the zoo's orangutan that died …

Wildlife

Japanese zoo kills 57 'impure' monkeys

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 of its 164 monkeys after finding they carried "invasive alien" genes, a local official says.<p>The monkeys, which were …

Wildlife

Inside A Baby Orangutan 'Pre-School'

Great Big Story documents how International Animal Rescue rehabilitates orphaned orangutans in Borneo.<p>A rescue center for orangutans in Ketapang, Indonesia focuses on the basics, so much so that it refers to itself as “baby school.”<p>In one of Great Big Story’s latest films, the CNN-backed video …

Wildlife

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

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

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

Koko The Gorilla, The Ape Who Speaks Sign Language

Koko the gorilla has been speaking modified American Sign Language for more than 40 years. In 1972, animal psychologist Francine Patterson set out to …

Linguistics

Orphaned Baby Orangutan Who Spent Months as an Illegal Pet is Determined to Return to the Wild

There are some animals that simply cannot be kept as pets – no matter how adorable they are and how much we would like to take care of them. …

Veganism

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, …

Biological Species

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

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

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

Orangutans, you swingers. Now there's a Tinder for you

Samboja the female orangutan will scroll through pictures of males and let zookeepers know which ones she'd like to invite over for a little monkey business.<p>Samboja the orangutan is looking for a good man, and like many singles these days, she's turned to a mobile device to find one.<p>As part of an …

Wildlife

'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 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

The secret trade in baby chimps

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, known as the “blue room”, and led …

Wildlife

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 …

Wildlife

"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

Gorillas and monkeys are facing 'impending extinction'

Thirty-one leading scientists have issued an urgent plea to save humanity’s closest biological relatives, saying scores of different species of apes, …

Biodiversity

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

America's oldest gorilla dies aged 60

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said on Tuesday.<p>Colo died in her sleep overnight, less than a month after her birthday, the zoo announced. She surpassed the usual …

UK News