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New York Court To Hear Chimp Personhood Case

AP | By JAKE PEARSON | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes...

WATCH: Cautious Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.18.2015 | Science

Look both ways before you cross the street! That life-saving precaution was drilled into us as children -- and apparently chimpanzees have picked it u...

Chimps Show Off Amazing Vocal Abilities

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

Move somewhere new, and it's not long before you pick up some local slang. As it turns out, chimpanzees might be able to do something similar. May...

Court: Chimps Don't Have The Same Rights As Humans

AP | By GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human and does not have to be freed by its owner, a New York appeals court ruled...

YIKES: Game-Playing Chimps Have It All Over Humans

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

There's a lot of bad stuff in the world for sure. But let's all take a minute to consider just how lucky we are that chimps don't look particularly go...

Personality Tests Show Surprising Link Between Chimps, Humans

LiveScience | Elizabeth Palermo | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science

Ever heard of a conscientious chimp? An extroverted ape? New research suggests that chimpanzees, man's closest living relatives, have personality tr...

Chimps On The Loose At Kansas City Zoo

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weird News

UPDATE: Officials tell KSHB that all the chimpanzees are back in their enclosures after their escape this afternoon. Earlier: Chimpanzees broke ...

Dominique Mosbergen

Huge Community Of Chimps Discovered In Remote Congo Forest

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

Across Africa, chimpanzee numbers have been plunging over the last few decades, as habitat loss, the bushmeat trade and diseases such as the Ebola vir...

'Love Hormone' Study Yields Big Surprise About Bonding In Chimps

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

BERLIN (AP) — Chimpanzees who share are chimpanzees who care, it seems. A study published Wednesday appears to confirm that friendships are forged ...

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

Hormone Quirk May Explain Laid-Back Behavior Of 'Hippie Chimps'

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Bonobos have a reputation among the great apes as "hippie chimps," and new research hints that high levels of a key thyroid hormone may play a role ...

Are Animal Rights 'Human' Rights?

William F. Schulz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
William F. Schulz

There is a vast difference between opposing animal cruelty and elevating animals to the level of claimants of rights. We can support animal welfare without framing that support in terms that have customarily applied only to humans.

From Laboratory to Sanctuary, CHIMP Act Funding Paves the Way

Kathleen M. Conlee | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Kathleen M. Conlee

Chimpanzees have languished in laboratories for decades, sometimes subjected to painful experimentation and often warehoused in barren cages. But now the fate of these remarkable and highly intelligent beings has taken a monumental turn for the better.

Colbert's Brilliant Suggestion For Do-Nothing Congress

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert opened Wednesday's "Colbert Report" with a reminder of the depressing truth: The current congress, which is about to end its 2013 sess...

We'd Like You To Meet The Gentleman Chimpanzee

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

We'd like you to meet Joe Mendi, the gentleman chimpanzee. He was quite the dashing fellow in the 1920s. Joe Mendi, the gentleman chimpanzee, ste...

Rare Chimps & Possible New Fish Species Face Bulldozers in Cameroon

Kat Clark | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Kat Clark

If you think "biodiversity hotspot" sounds like a science class or a commercial for a vacation destination, imagine this instead: The chimps living on land that Herakles Farms hopes to "develop" have as many forest friends as The Jungle Book's Mowgli.

Feds To Retire Most Research Chimps

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- It's official: The National Institutes of Health plans to end most use of chimpanzees in government medical research, saying humans' clo...

Captive Chimpanzees May Get New Protections

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

By John R. Platt: (click here for original article) A long-in-place loophole that exempted captive-bred chimpanzees from the full protections of t...

Save the Animals

Mark Sissons | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Tracking rehabilitated cheetahs and leopards through the African bush as they learn to hunt and survive again in the wild. Riding on the backs of rescued elephants on a sunset stroll to their favourite watering hole, where they finally feel safe from poachers...

Chimp Study Sheds Light On Origins Of Teamwork

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

Teamwork is a hallmark of the human species, but a new study shows we're not the only ones to cooperate. Chimpanzees team up to help each other to ach...

A Scientific Indictment of Animal Research and Testing

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

"What are the alternatives to using animals in medical research?" This is a legitimate question I am often asked, and now, due to scientific innovatio...

Lab Chimps Should Be Retired, Committee Says

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

NEW ORLEANS — Chimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs being prodded, poked and tested may be headed for retirement in a lea...

PHOTOS: Play Time For An Infant Chimpanzee

Eliza Deacon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

Any preparation for your trip into the Mahale Mountains is probably for the best, but nothing can prepare a traveler for the intensity of a real life chimpanzee encounter.

Rampaging Chimp Escapes Again; This Time She Won't Be Going Home

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Weird News

LAS VEGAS — Police say a chimpanzee who rampaged through a Las Vegas neighborhood last month made a second escape from her backyard enclosure. ...

The Benefits of Studying Chimpanzees

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Because of the continued debate over the scientific use of chimpanzees, the eminent Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the United States recently assessed the necessity of studying chimpanzees in biomedical research.