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Photographer Captures the Disturbing Faces of Jakarta’s Monkey Street Performers

April Truitt November 23, 2013

They may have the faces of dolls, but the subjects in these photos are very much alive.

In a series called 'A Kind of You' Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa documents the disturbing world of Jakarta's monkey street performers, who are led around on chain leashes by handlers and trained to wear human masks in a sad streets shows.

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Indian Government Plans to Put City Primates on the Pill

Erika Fleury November 19, 2013

The Indian government is planning to put monkeys on the pill to curb rising populations in towns and cities....Along with Delhi, the population control measures will be used in other urban areas that are expanding into the primate's forest habitat.

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How a Monkey’s Face Tells You About Its Social Life

Erika Fleury November 19, 2013

Monkeys have the most colourful faces of all mammals – and there could be a social reason why.

Researchers have found a distinct pattern between a monkey's facial colour and the society they live in.

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Jakarta Set to Free Masked Monkeys

Erika Fleury November 17, 2013

Masked monkeys will be removed from Jakarta streets beginning next year as the city heeds activists’ demands.

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo is moving ahead with plans to rid the city’s sidewalks of masked monkey performances — known as topeng monyet — by 2014 in a bid to improve public order as well as prevent an outbreak of illness from the monkeys.

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Justin Bieber Owes Germany $11,000 For Abandoning His Monkey, Mally

Erika Fleury November 17, 2013

Justin Bieber has some money problems and it's all because of his monkey problem.

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Courts Chimp Controversy

Erika Fleury November 17, 2013

The new movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is facing criticism from leading animal protection organization Animal Defenders International (ADI) for featuring a chimpanzee ‘actor’, ahead of its US release.

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Congress Removes Roadblock to Chimp Retirement

Erika Fleury November 17, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) can move forward with plans to retire most of its research chimpanzees, thanks to a bill approved by Congress this week that lifts a funding roadblock.

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University of Georgia to Retire Monkeys Used in Research

Erika Fleury November 17, 2013

Seven capuchin monkeys who for the past 17 years have helped University of Georgia scientists explore human and primate behavior are retiring to Florida.

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US Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Listing for Chimpanzees

April Truitt June 11, 2013

They can be bought and sold online for personal use like a pair of new sneakers. They can be leased to medical labs, where they are poked, prodded and injected for a range of medical research projects.

But such practices may soon be on their way out. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal Tuesday to protect the great ape under the Endangered Species Act both in captivity and the wild.

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Monkey See, Monkey Dislike Rotten People

April Truitt April 01, 2013

A monkey study suggests that human concerns with reputation and fairness may go back far in our ancestry.

Even monkeys dislike jerks, researchers report, based on a study of humans behaving badly in front of our primate cousins.

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