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Monkey Creates 6-Word ‘Language’

Erika Fleury April 28, 2015

Male species of a West African monkey communicate using at least these six main sounds: boom-boom, krak, krak-oo, hok, hok-oo and wak-oo.

Key to the communication by the male Campbell's monkey is the suffix "oo," according to a new study, which is published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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Pet Monkey Suspected of Biting 10-year-old Girl

Erika Fleury April 26, 2015

A pet monkey is suspected of biting 10-year-old Kylie Corwin’s ankles Wednesday afternoon in Dexter, Iowa.

“He seems nice, but when he got mad he just attacked me,” Kylie said.

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Facility that Inspired New Primate Law Has Past Violations

Erika Fleury April 20, 2015

A spider monkey with bones poking out of his foot, baboons with skin lesions or scarred tails, other primates with injuries thought to be caused by frostbite - those were the images that greeted federal officials during an inspection at the Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari last year.

But the facility, which is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was the main force behind legislation signed into law last week that will relax the restrictions on who in Arkansas can own and breed primates.

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Secret Ape Chatter is Discovered

Erika Fleury April 11, 2015

A scientist who worked at the University of St Andrews has claimed to have found a secretive ape language.

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Fugitive Monkey that Bit Security Guard is Captured at Hospital

Erika Fleury March 31, 2015

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina police say they’ve captured a fugitive monkey that bit a hospital security guard while trying to escape on Wednesday. Investigators said the monkey's owner was also cited in 2014 for having an exotic animal in the city limits.

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Monkey See, Monkey Gone: State Seizes Webster Couple’s Little Primate

Erika Fleury March 22, 2015

Earlier in the month, the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game confiscated Che Che, a pet marmoset, and her owners admit they did not have the pet permit necessary to own her.

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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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