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You might think the United States has a wide variety of surpluses: fast food restaurants, ineffective politicians, talentless celebrities, overpaid athletes, insipid tweets.
You bet, says April Truitt, executive director of the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville. She will give a talk titled “The Chimpanzee Paradox: Too Few in the Wild, Too Many in the U.S.” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Transylvania University’s Cowgill Center, room 102.
Chimpanzees are not people, no matter how they are dressed up for commercials, but perhaps they are close enough that they deserve some of the same rights humans have.
That is what an animal rights group claimed on Monday when it filed a classic writ of habeas corpus, that revered staple of American and English law and tired cliché of detective fiction — not for a human being held unlawfully, but for Tommy, a chimpanzee in Gloversville, N.Y.
It’s a good Thanksgiving for about 300 research chimpanzees headed for retirement.
The most detailed range-wide assessment of the bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee) ever conducted has revealed that this poorly known and endangered great ape is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations. The loss of usable habitat is attributed to both forest fragmentation and poaching, according to a new study by University of Georgia, University of Maryland, the Wildlife Conservation Society, ICCN (Congolese Wildlife Authority), African Wildlife Foundation, Zoological Society of Milwaukee, World Wildlife Fund, Max Planck Institute, Lukuru Foundation, University of Stirling, Kyoto University, and other groups.
They may have the faces of dolls, but the subjects in these photos are very much alive.
In a series called 'A Kind of You' Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa documents the disturbing world of Jakarta's monkey street performers, who are led around on chain leashes by handlers and trained to wear human masks in a sad streets shows.
The Indian government is planning to put monkeys on the pill to curb rising populations in towns and cities....Along with Delhi, the population control measures will be used in other urban areas that are expanding into the primate's forest habitat.
Monkeys have the most colourful faces of all mammals – and there could be a social reason why.
Researchers have found a distinct pattern between a monkey's facial colour and the society they live in.
Masked monkeys will be removed from Jakarta streets beginning next year as the city heeds activists’ demands.
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is moving ahead with plans to rid the city’s sidewalks of masked monkey performances — known as topeng monyet — by 2014 in a bid to improve public order as well as prevent an outbreak of illness from the monkeys.
Justin Bieber has some money problems and it's all because of his monkey problem.