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Chimpanzees

A Rare Look At What's Lurking In South Sudan's Remote Forests

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.16.2015 | Science

The lush forests in the western region of war-torn South Sudan are teeming with incredible biodiversity, but scientists haven't captured much photo ev...

Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section II - Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.13.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

After taking a glimpse last week at gorillas as they confront an ever harsher battle against extinction, it's time to look at two other members of the...

Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section I - Gorillas: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.06.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

As international experts warn that over half the world's primates face extinction and, in their latest report, call for urgent action to protect human...

Life, Such as It Is, of a Primate in a Research Lab

Ken White | Posted 12.02.2015 | San Francisco
Ken White

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced its plan to end all federal research performed on chimpanzees, effectively retiring these a...

Stand With Jane Goodall and the Nonhuman Rights Project: Demand That Chimpanzees Hercules and Leo Go to Save the Chimps Now

Steven M. Wise | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Steven M. Wise

The lives of Hercules and Leo at Stony Brook have been miserable. They live without the companionship of other chimpanzees in violation of National Institutes of Health ("NIH") guidelines. They have been required to undergo general anesthesia dozens of times. Researchers thrust wires into their bodies

Saving Apes From Ebola: Harms, Benefits and Probabilities

Stephen Ross, PhD | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Stephen Ross, PhD

Chimpanzees in the wild are under threat of massive human encroachment into their environments.

Michael Jackson in Gabon -- So Bad, Just Beat It

ADST | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
ADST

In 1992, following the production of his music video for Remember the Time in which he appeared as an entertainer for a pharaoh, Michael Jackson went on a tour of Africa, starting in Gabon. The Ambassador to Gabon, Keith L. Wauchope, recalls the time he had this brush with the King in an interview with ADST in 2002.

Dr. Susan Block's The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure

Steve Karras | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Steve Karras

Internationally acclaimed sex educator Dr. Susan Block (known widely as "Dr. Suzy") just might hold the key to world peace. Her latest book, The Bo...

Failure to Communicate

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Don't Ask, Won't Tell

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Win-Win Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From a project that creates viable work for formerly incarcerated women, to a youth farming initiative that cultivates nutritious fruit to sell, these grantees are bringing financial security to the most vulnerable people in their communities.

Here's What A Chimp Drum Solo Sounds Like

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science

It's definitely better than Nickelback. A new paper published in Scientific Reports analyzes the rhythmic stylings of a chimp named Barney -- and ...

Annoying People

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Are Animals Global Citizens?

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Susan Sacirbey

The issue of whether chimpanzees deserve to be treated as "legal persons" differs from whether animals should be seen as deserving their own rights to exist a "normal life" beyond their utility and/or rights to them asserted by humans.

Water into ...?

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Asp-irations

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Don't Change?

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Just Older

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.06.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Chimps Might Actually Have Cooking Skills

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science

Inside every chimp might be a budding chef, just waiting for the right opportunity to show off his culinary skills. While it's long been known that...

Boundaries

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.31.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The New York Blood Center Has No Heart

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The New York Blood Center has abandoned a colony of 66 chimps in Liberia that its research teams used in experiments for three decades, reports James Gorman of the New York Times in a story today. This story is not just about the chimpanzees, but also about the caregivers who have sacrificed so much.

New York Blood Center Abandons Chimps to Die of Starvation

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.29.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Yes, you can believe your eyes and feel your heart break. It's a fact that a colony of 66 chimpanzees in a Liberian laboratory are being abandoned by the New York Blood Center.

The Wishful Thinker

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Turns Out Chimps Don't Like Being Spied On

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.11.2015 | Weird News

Is this chimp concerned about authorities snapping a picture of his penis, or is this merely the latest skirmish in a global animal uprising? Eithe...

Jane Goodall Gets A Birthday Kiss

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

Hoo hoo hoo hooray! Today is Jane Goodall's 81st birthday, and the beloved primatologist no doubt is fielding birthday wishes from her fans around the...