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The Primate Rescue Center, held a naming contest last week.
A University of Southern California study reveals that hundreds of eastern chimpanzees inhabit a region of rapidly shrinking forest fragments in Uganda.
There are a host of problems identified at six small zoos in Maryland and Virginia that are popular destinations for Washington-area families. Over the past decade, more than 80 animals have died, been injured or become ill because of neglect at the zoos, and more than 200 others were kept in inhumane conditions, according to hundreds of pages of federal inspection reports, interviews with keepers and court documents. Minor problems were reported at four more zoos.
Cody the monkey has a day job - visiting with people at Ms. Monkey's Emporium. Owner Robert Williams said on Sept. 5 during the last show of the day a boy behind him pulled on Cody, causing the monkey to bite him to get free.
One week after a monkey on the loose was captured in Bath County, Kentucky, PRC rescuers say he is on the road to recovery.
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Scientists and conservationists can't agree on which is a bigger threat to chimpanzees: the disease, or the medical research that might lead to an animal vaccine for it.
Captive chimps now enjoy the same protections as their wild brethren, but many retired research chimps still don't have a place to go, advocates say.
This article is from June 2015 but we are posting it on September 14, 2015, the day that the increased protections for chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act goes into effect. To learn what this means, read the full story.
A monkey that was captured in Kentucky's Bath County probably came from a research center, April Truitt, Executive Director of the Primate Resceu Center, said. The 10-year-old male rhesus macaque had a tattoo of a code on its chest.
The PRC gained a new resident, unexpectedly, when a male macaque was captured earlier this week in eastern Kentucky. How the adult Rhesus made it to the region is unknown. He has a chest tattoo, which is typical for laboratory animals, but it is believed that somehow the monkey became a pet.
The monkey’s tattoo indicates he was born in August 2005, which is when Kentucky banned owning a monkey as a pet.
A group of 66 tame chimpanzees used for US medical testing faces being abandoned on six Liberian islands amid a potential funding crisis.
The Primate Rescue Center, as part of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, is part of the coalition working to help these chimpanzees.