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Just Like Humans, Monkeys Shed Friends As They Age

Erika Fleury June 27, 2016

We may idealize youth, but there’s a good chance we’ve got it all wrong — some researchers believe we’re happiest in our later years, after a dip in middle age begins to reverse itself around 50. By the time you hit 85, according to one study, odds are you’ll feel better about your situation than you did at 18. As we age, we tend to cull the number of people we hang out with — we become less socially active overall, but more likely to spend our socializing time on people we’re close to, rather than casual acquaintances or throwaway friendships.

And so, according to a study published last week in Current Biology, do monkeys.

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Dear Science: Why Aren’t Apes Evolving into Humans?

Erika Fleury June 27, 2016

Dear Science: Why are there no hominins left on Earth? If evolution is ongoing and species are always changing and adapting, shouldn't we see new human-like species evolving from apes, even if the old ones died out?

A: We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but you are an ape.

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Local Primate Experts Weigh In on Controversy Surrounding Gorilla Death

Erika Fleury June 09, 2016

The Primate Rescue Center staff understand the grief felt following the killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo and remain dedicated to safety in their own facility. 

Local paper The Jessamine Journal interviewed PRC Sanctuary Manager Eileen Dunnington about the security measures and procedures practiced to ensure the saftety of everyone - human and nonhuman alike.

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Controversial Plan Would Send Lab Chimps to Unaccredited Zoo

Erika Fleury June 01, 2016

A U.S. research center’s plan to ship seven lab chimpanzees to an unaccredited zoo in England is facing a legal challenge that tests the limits of the Endangered Species Act and raises questions about how research animals should be treated when they are retired. Click to read more, including a quote from PRC associate Erika Fleury.

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