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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.
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.
Naturalist and author Sy Montgomery reveals some common errors made by well-intentioned people in regards to animal behavior.
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.
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.)
A Butte, Montana woman got caught up in some monkey business last week.