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Revealed: the ancient genetic link between chimpanzees and bonobos

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
The Conversation Global

Bonobos are separated from chimpanzees by the River Congo, but they share more genes than we thought. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters Peter Frandsen, Univer...

Michael Jackson in Gabon: So Bad, Just Beat It

ADST | Posted 08.17.2016 | Home

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Trump Plays It Like a Chimp

Hal Donahue | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Hal Donahue

Donald Trump and a chimp have at least one thing in common - feces. All the man-child can do is to throw feces at anyone who crosses him or to whom he...


Isa Freeling | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Isa Freeling

"Unlocking The Cage" is a smart, heroic act of film-making. This compassionate and distinctive work is a combination of single-minded legal drama and humane consciousness raising possibilities.

Are Nones the 'Missing Link' in Contemporary Religion?

Elizabeth Drescher | Posted 04.21.2016 | Home
Elizabeth Drescher

If chimpanzees -- our nearest evolutionary relatives--are expressing an inherent primate religiosity with these stone gathering rituals, might it be the case that we share a genetic predisposition for religion?

An Evening with Jane Goodall

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Tam Warner Minton

Small but mighty. When the slight figure of Dr. Jane Goodall appeared on the stage at College Park Center, University of Texas Arlington, she receive...

'World's Loneliest Chimp,' Abandoned On A Small Island, Gets Cuddly Teddy Bear

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home

Posted by SOS PONSO on Thursday, February 25, 2016 The "world's loneliest chimp" just got a warm and fuzzy gift. Ponso was one of 20 chimps that...

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

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.16.2015 | Home

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 12.01.2016 | Home
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 11.29.2016 | Home
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 12.01.2016 | 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 11.30.2016 | Home
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 11.11.2016 | Home
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 09.02.2016 | Home

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 07.30.2016 | Home
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 Bonob...

Failure to Communicate

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Marcia Liss


Don't Ask, Won't Tell

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Marcia Liss


Win-Win Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 06.23.2016 | Home
Marcia Liss


Are Animals Global Citizens?

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
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 06.17.2016 | Home
Marcia Liss



Marcia Liss | Posted 06.11.2016 | Home
Marcia Liss


Don't Change?

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.08.2016 | Home
Marcia Liss


Just Older

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Marcia Liss