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Primates

Mission Mikey: Accomplished

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.13.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

How far would you go to rescue a monkey in need? Mikey came to the front of his temporary enclosure and reached his tiny fingers toward the opening. ...

Just Because You Want It...

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

It's too easy in this world to acquire things we shouldn't. I won't get bogged down in the list, but it starts somewhere with guns and drugs... In thi...

How Political Elections Mirror Chimpanzee Behavior

Quora | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Quora

How does human political scheming and posturing mirror chimpanzee behavior? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compell...

Guy Allegedly Tips Prostitute With A Primate, And It Gets Weirder

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.26.2016 | Crime

He took his monkey business too far. An Oregon man tipped a sex worker with a small primate that he stole from his own pet store, the Eugene Police De...

Exhaustive Lemur Family Tree Sheds New Light On These Rare Primates

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Science

A team of scientists in New York has crunched the data to build the most complete family tree yet for lemurs, a group of wide-eyed primates found only...

Beautiful Photos Show Monkey Acting As 'Midwife'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science

Rare photos of golden snub-nosed monkeys in China show that helping each other out during birth is far from a strictly human phenomenon. A Chinese res...

Yosemite Sam Endorses Donald Trump

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 03.03.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Watch as Donald Trump is endorsed by none other than Yosemite Sam.

Chinese Scientists Engineer 'Autistic' Monkeys

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.28.2016 | Science

For the first time, scientists in China have genetically engineered monkeys that carry a human autism gene and develop symptoms similar to people who ...

Beat-Boxing Spider Monkey

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.04.2017 | Good News
Zorianna Kit

I spent some quality time with this spider monkey, and when I brought out a stuffed animal, the excitement it created was caught beautifully in this video, proving just how positive the effects of animal enrichment can be. Let the beat-boxing begin!

What Toddlers and Chihuahuas Can Teach Trump About Religion

Aaron Shakow | Posted 12.10.2016 | Religion
Aaron Shakow

The other day Leo Sam, our two-year-old, climbed up on the couch behind me as I read the news on my laptop. When I clicked to a photograph of a Syrian refugee child arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after a sea crossing from mainland Turkey I heard a small voice behind me: "Baby cry."

Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.19.2015 | Science

Koko has been called the "world's most intelligent gorilla." The beloved 44-year-old western lowland gorilla uses over 1,000 signs from American Sign ...

This Gorilla Is Really Tired Of Living In A Zoo And Having His Photo Taken

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.15.2015 | Weird News

Wild gorillas face regular threats like poaching and habitat destruction, but their captive counterparts don't always have it better. This primate is ...

Undercover Investigation Reveals Primate Injuries, Death at Texas Biomed

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over five weeks, the investigator documented a pattern of mistreatment of the animals, including primates who suffered unnecessary injuries and even death.

What Music Do Animals Like?

Trevor Cox | Posted 08.27.2014 | Science
Trevor Cox

Research published today by the American Psychological Association has shown that chimpanzees prefer listening to West African akan and North Indian raga over listening to silence. What does this say about the evolutionary purpose of music?

What Makes Us Human?

Rob Brooks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought, mostly because the answers tend to get hung up on one trait or another.

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 trai...

Why Conservation Is a Dangerous Business

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Kevin Jennings

Conservation is indeed a dangerous business, and will stay that way as long as we provide an incentive for those driven by greed to eliminate those who stand in their way.

WATCH: Bonobo Lights A Fire, Roasts Marshmallows

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Do you prefer your marshmallows roasted to a golden brown or just lightly toasted? Actually, don't answer that -- if Kanzi is cooking, there's a good ...

To Understand the Issue of Gays in Sport, Let Us Pay a Visit to the Croods

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

Why are we so in awe at Jason Collins and Michael Sam's coming out? Why are we fascinated again about Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets? What is so striking about Collins and Sam's revelation?

Rafting Monkeys Changed the World

Alan de Queiroz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Alan de Queiroz

When I bring up this case of the ocean-crossing monkeys, scientists and non-scientists alike often react with undisguised incredulity. Even people who would normally take me seriously are likely to flash a bemused smile. After all, how could monkeys possibly get across the Atlantic?

Prestigious Universities Violate the Animal Welfare Act

Julia Orr | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Unlike the humble mouse, primates are afforded at least some protection under the Animal Welfare Act. Unfortunately, even the most prestigious universities have shown the inability to care for their primates without extreme and deadly consequences.

Arin Greenwood

Chimpanzees Sue For Their Freedom (With A Little Human Help)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity, arguing that the animals were unlawful prisoners...

REVEALED: Peculiar Reason Primates Have Such Colorful Faces

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science

One face, two face, red face, blue face — the palette of primate faces is rich and varied, and a new study explains why. For Old World monkeys and ...

You Win This Round, Monkey

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.07.2013 | Comedy

Team Kano is coming out with an easy computer-building kit, and to get people excited, there's only one thing to do -- Let a monkey "fight" a MacBook,...

Gorilla Trekking on the Cheap

Liz Zipse | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Liz Zipse

The closer we traveled to Uganda and Rwanda, where the majority of the world's mountain gorillas live, the more interested we became in seeing them, and so we did some research on less costly alternatives to the typical tours. What we found saved us hundreds of dollars.