Apes

Heartbreaking Video Shows Monkeys Accidentally Killing A Robot Monkey And Then Mourning For It

When BBC show ‘Spy In The Wild’ infiltrated a robot monkey among a tribe of Langurs, the fake animal got accidentally ‘killed’. This allowed the …

Wildlife

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

Earth - On the trail of the orangutan killers

They meet potential leads in cafés, at markets, and sometimes even in their own homes. Social skills are a must; you need to be chatty to get people to open up about the kidnappers in their midst.<p>The investigators have built up a network of informants. They regularly receive tip-offs that another …

Over half of world’s apes and monkeys in danger of extinction

The world's apes and monkeys are in serious trouble.<p>About 60% of Earth’s non-human primate species, including apes, monkeys, gorillas, gibbons and lemurs, are now threatened with extinction and about 75% have declining populations, according to a new scientific study published Wednesday.<p>"This truly …

Biodiversity

Thousands mourn the death of Colo, the world’s oldest zoo gorilla

Since the moment she was born, Colo defied the odds. Through the mid-1950s, zookeepers did not believe it possible for a gorilla to be born and raised in captivity.<p>She wasn’t even supposed to have been conceived. But in 1956, Colo made history, becoming the world’s first gorilla born in a zoo. She …

Wildlife

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

Colo, World's Oldest Known Gorilla, Dies At 60

She was reportedly the first gorilla born in a zoo.<p>The world’s oldest known gorilla died in her sleep overnight, the Columbus Zoo announced Tuesday.<p>Colo, a 60-year-old Western lowland gorilla, was the first gorilla ever born in a zoo, according to the Columbus Zoo. A necropsy is planned to …

Wildlife

How Zoo Animals Learn to Help Take Care of Themselves

Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.<p>This week, shortly after her 60th birthday, Colo, the first gorilla born in human care, died in her sleep. Part of the reason she lived so long — about 20 years longer than gorillas born in the wild — is because of …

Wildlife

Colo, world's oldest zoo gorilla, dies at 60

The zoo said Colo was an "ambassador" for gorillas and inspired conservation efforts. She was the first zoo-born gorilla in the world.<p>The world's oldest known gorilla and the first to be born in a zoo has died at the age of 60, the Columbus Zoo announced on Tuesday.<p>Colo, the matriarch of the …

Wildlife

A lifetime in the field

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the not too distant past, scientists refused to believe humans shared behavioral traits with other species. Despite accepting the work of Darwin a century before, it was thought a sharp line divided us from the animal kingdom. Personality and emotion were the dominions of man.<p>Then along …

Jane Goodall

Oldest gorilla in captivity dies in Ohio at 60 years old

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The first gorilla born in captivity, who went on to become the oldest known member of her species, has died at the age of 60, officials at the Columbus, Ohio, zoo that served as her home said on Tuesday.<p>Colo, a Western lowland gorilla, was found dead on Tuesday morning in her …

Wildlife

Monkeys; An Amazing Animal Family – Photo Essay

<b>If you enjoyed the BBC documentary series “Monkeys; An amazing animal family”, you should appreciate this photography essay about primates. Presented</b> …

Photography

Dehiwala Zoo making positive changes- Tony and Sanju chimps get a family!

<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 developing and overseeing the Zoo’s …

Wildlife

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: Up Close with Silverbacks - Condé Nast Traveler

A once-in-a-lifetime trip to see mountain gorillas in the wild of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.<p>Ever since my first trip to Africa—1997, to Cote d’Ivoire—I've been draw back to the continent, again and again. I’ve visited more than 20 times, each trip different than the other, but trekking to see …

Travel

From hedgehogs to hyenas: biologists share list of flatulent animals

Bored biologists amused themselves online by creating a list of animals which break wind and vomit.<p>Some surprising animals made the list; from hedgehogs to hyenas.<p>It all started when Daniella Rabaiotti, a PhD student at the Zoological Society of London, asked her followers whether snakes break wind.<p>…

Wildlife

Monkeys Grieve When Their Robot Friend Dies

BBC One’s <i>Spy in the Wild</i> series embeds animatronic spy animals out in nature with their real life animal counterparts to see what life is really like …

Wildlife

Spy in the Wild: BBC documentary hides cameras inside robotic animals

How do you photograph skittish wildlife up close and personal? Design a camera robot that looks just like them. That’s the idea behind <i>Spy in the …

Wildlife

Monkeys captured grieving for robot baby they adopted as one of their own

Spy in the Wild hides cameras in artificial animals to document nature's most fascinating wildlife.<p>Monkeys in the wild have been captured on film …

Wildlife

Heartbroken Monkeys Grieve Over 'Dead' Robotic Spy Baby

😢<p>The baby monkey may have been fake, but the emotions that its “death” provoked were heartbreakingly real.<p>A troop of langur monkeys in India mistook a lookalike robotic camera for one of its own, and began mourning for it after believing it had died.<p>Astonishing footage filmed for the BBC’s “Spy in …

Babies

Wild monkey filmed mounting deer and trying to have sex with it

By<p>Oh deer! A male Japanese macaque monkey has been caught in the act of trying to mate with two Sika deer by leaping on their backs, …

Wildlife

Facts about Eastern lowland gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park

<b>We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure, a world in which there is no end to the travel opportunities that lie in</b> …

Outdoors

Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks

<b>Researchers have used camera traps to film tool-use that is unique to chimpanzees in Ivory Coast.</b><p>The footage revealed that the clever primates habitually make special water-dipping sticks - chewing the end of the stick to turn it into a soft, water-absorbing brush.<p>Primate researchers examined the …

Chimpanzees

Bebac, the 32-year-old lowland gorilla, dies at Cleveland Zoo

Bebac was diagnosed with heart disease nearly nine years ago. Fellow gorilla Mokolo is now all alone.<p>One of two western lowland gorillas at the zoo in Cleveland, Ohio, has died, the zoo said at the weekend.<p>Bebac died on Friday at the age of 32. He was diagnosed with heart disease in 2008.<p>"Through …

Wildlife

Earth - The strange Asian island where monkeys and marsupials meet

Sulawesi is not an island many people have heard of. Lying to the east of Borneo in the Indonesian archipelago, it is off the main tourist trail and often overshadowed by its larger neighbour.<p>This Indonesian island may not have the diversity of Borneo, but it has some of the most unusual animal …

Animals

6 Animals That Mourn Like People

Among animal lovers, the urge to anthropomorphize our four-legged, furry, scaly, and/or winged friends is strong. We tell ourselves that dogs like hugs and that cats actually have a sense of loyalty, despite Science refuting both of these rose-tinted hopes. One area of animal behavior in which …

Wildlife

2 Orangutans Who Spent Their Lives in Cages Are Returned to Their Forest Home

By Alicia Graef<p>Animal advocates are celebrating the successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of two critically endangered Bornean orangutans who …

Wildlife

The Luxury Resort Where Millionaires Mingle With Monkeys

“Creature comforts” even include a risqué monkey-themed nightclub.<p>“Charles is a bachelor monkey educated in England, and I wondered what it would be …

Monkeys

Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60

COLUMBUS, Ohio — She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12, and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery …

Wildlife

Colo, oldest gorilla in US, turns 60

She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery to remove a …

Monkeys