Monkeys infected with tuberculosis were imported into Michigan earlier this year, sparking a disease investigation by state officials and raising questions from animal rights advocates over national testing shortfalls.
A Carter County woman says she was attacked and injured by a neighbor’s pet monkey while in her own front yard Sunday afternoon.
Wild chimpanzees have their own “signature drumming style” according to scientists. Researchers who followed and studied chimps in the Ugandan rainforest found that the animals drum out messages to one another on tree roots.
A long-term study led by primatologist Crickette Sanz at Washington University in St. Louis reveals the first evidence of lasting social relationships between chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild.
Today, in a significant move that should have an impact on wasteful, old-style animal experiments, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced that the conservation status of long-tailed macaques and pig-tailed macaques has been changed from “vulnerable” to “endangered.”
Monkeys and apes do not belong in anyone’s home – ever. This latest incident should be a wake-up call to our elected officials: Pass the Captive Primate Safety Act to put an end to this cruel and senseless trade.