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This week, two videos have supposedly shown the astonishing empathy of animals: creatures rushing to help their fellow species in their hour of need.
The crucial question is whether these recent videos provide proof of genuine depictions of animals showing empathy and concern for their fellow species or merely examples of humans forcing our own feelings and concepts onto animal behaviour?
A Wichita, KS woman tried to buy a Capuchin monkey online, but it never came. Now she wonders if she'll ever get her money back.
Animal experts warn potential buyers that monkeys are not an ideal house pet.
A court in Argentina has ruled that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Another chimpanzee had his day in court.
Judges at an appeals court in Rochester, New York heard arguments earlier this month that Kiko, a chimpanzee owned by a couple in Niagara Falls, should be considered a legal person with a right to not be owned or imprisoned.
When it comes to weathering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, male macaques get by with a little help from their fellow dudes, according to new research.