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Foundation to create special reserve for albino orangutan

Melanie Parker September 22, 2017

A conservation group in Indonesia says it wants to create a 5-hectare (12-acre) "forest island" for the world's only known albino orangutan after rescuing it from villagers earlier this year.

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Hurricane Irma: Zoos, Wildlife Centers Hunker Down as Historic Storm Approaches Florida

Melanie Parker September 08, 2017

Zoos and conservation centers in South Florida moved their animals — including howler monkeys, dingoes and turtles — to safety as Hurricane Irma appeared on track to strike this weekend.

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New 13-million-year-old Infant Skull Sheds Light on Ape Ancestry

Melanie Parker August 25, 2017

A new discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like.

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People who care about animal welfare are demanding information from the USDA

Melanie Parker August 11, 2017

The Agriculture Department abruptly removed all animal welfare reports from its website in February, sparking public outcry, denouncements from Congress and a lawsuit. Six months later, we’re no closer to understanding exactly why the reports were taken down or when all might be restored.

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Zoo Chimp Freed In Historic Legal Case Takes First Steps Onto Grass

Erika Fleury April 07, 2017

For the first time in her life, Cecilia is feeling the grass beneath her feet — and learning what it means to be free.

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What Really Made Primate Brains So Big?

Erika Fleury March 29, 2017

A new study suggests that fruit, not social relationships, could be the main driver of larger brains.

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Precedent in Chimpanzee Rights Case Could Backfire on Humans: Lawyer

Erika Fleury March 17, 2017

An attorney fighting for chimpanzees to someday have legal rights of their own told a New York court Thursday that it would be dangerous not to grant the primates the capacity for rights.

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Monkey Seized During Laconia Property Search

Erika Fleury March 06, 2017

State conservation officers are looking for a new home for a monkey seized during a search of a Laconia, New Hampshire property Monday afternoon.

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New Dwarf Primate Found, Is Giant Among Its Kin

Erika Fleury March 01, 2017

Sharp-eared researchers have detected the sounds of a previously undescribed species of dwarf bush baby deep in the African jungle. Native to Angola, the six-inch-long mammal may be already endangered, scientists say.

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An Infused Tequila is Taking Bourbon Country by Storm

Erika Fleury February 17, 2017

Did you know some monkeys have a taste for fermenting fruits? Neither did the owners of a new spirits company, until they stumbled upon the fact while tossing around names for their infused tequila, made from Mexican agave fruits. The coincidence was too fitting, and Spider Monkey Spirits was born.

Now, the partners encourage their customers to #findyourinnermonkey — an idea that's caught the attention of the Kentucky Primate Rescue Center, located in Nicholasville. Kidwell said the owners plan to partner with the center on future projects.

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