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Public Perceptions of Monkeys Affected by the Media

Erika Fleury February 28, 2015

The way that monkeys are displayed in the media, such as in human settings and in contact with humans, can have serious effects on the way that the public perceives those species, according to a new study that publishes on Feb. 25, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

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Anger at Bid to Fly Monkeys to Australia for Pirates of the Caribbean Film

Erika Fleury February 25, 2015

Animal rights groups have urged the Australian government to prevent the transport of two capuchin monkeys to Queensland to perform in Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

Please consider signing a petition, created by our friends at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, to show your support. 

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Chimps Still Stuck in Research Labs Despite Promise of Retirement

Erika Fleury February 15, 2015

Despite a promise more than a year and half ago by the National Institutes of Health to retire the vast majority of government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, hundreds of chimps are still being held for potential medical experimentation, many of them aging and intentionally infected with HIV or hepatitis.

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Is this South America’s First Monkey?

Erika Fleury February 15, 2015

Fossils found in Amazon may be the first primates to cross the Atlantic from Africa. Palaeontologists have named the new species Perupithecus ucayaliensis.

Its fossilised teeth were discovered on a river bank in Santa Rosa, Peru. The teeth are unlike any New World monkey but resemble those in Africa. The 36 million years old fossil suggests monkeys travelled from Africa to South America around 10 million years earlier than previously thought.

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The Many Ways We Misinterpret Animal Behavior

Erika Fleury February 08, 2015

Naturalist and author Sy Montgomery reveals some common errors made by well-intentioned people in regards to animal behavior. 

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Rescued Baby Orangutan Shines Light on Cruel, Illegal Pet Trade

Erika Fleury February 06, 2015

The plight of an emaciated, possibly crippled baby orangutan has brought worldwide attention this week to the cruel practices that resulted in the endangered ape spending the first 10 months of his life in a chicken cage in Borneo.

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Pet Monkey Bites Woman at Bank

Erika Fleury February 04, 2015

A Texas bank employee is on medication and under observation after being bitten by a customer’s monkey.

Click to read more about this article, with video link, featuring our friends at Primarily Primates (another sanctuary who works with the PRC through our joint involvement with the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance.)

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Ebola Has Crushed Gorilla and Chimp Populations

Erika Fleury February 02, 2015

Writing at theconversation.com, Meera Inglis, a PhD. in conservation policy at the University of Sheffield, calls attention to a perhaps little known, or not often considered, fact: The Ebola virus has put a sizable dent in Africa's great ape populations.

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Butte Woman Scammed While Trying to Purchase Monkey Online

Erika Fleury February 02, 2015

A Butte, Montana woman got caught up in some monkey business last week.

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