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Baby Gorilla Arrives At Pittsburgh Zoo

AP | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Zoo has a new baby gorilla in its midst. Zoo officials say 15-year-old Moka gave birth last week aft...

You Can Count On A Chimp's Help ... But Only If You Ask Nicely

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

By Jason G. Goldman (Click here for original article.) Chimpanzees have a bad reputation. Maybe it's because humans have a thing about wanting to ...

WATCH: Orangutans Eat Slow Loris

Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

Sumatran Orangutans are primarily vegetarians, but more evidence has emerged that some of the primates actually have a taste for meat. A female nam...

Why Humans Don't Have Colorful Faces

Posted 01.12.2012 | Science

A new evolutionary study on face color in primates may tell us more about ourselves and why humans' faces are so dull compared to the bright colors on...

New Documentary Will Help Save Chimpanzee Habitats

Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

From Michael d'Estries and Mother Nature Network: Continuing a tradition of giving that goes back several years, Disneynature has announced that th...

WATCH: Cute "Chimeric" Monkeys Carry Strange DNA

Posted 01.07.2012 | Science

Cute and cuddly, little Hex, Roku, and Chimero look just like any other rhesus monkeys. But they carry distinctive DNA - a mashup of genes from severa...

WATCH: Talented Monkey Is Next Big Thing In Abstract Art

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Many great artist personas get 'discovered' from their eccentric appearances before they even make any great art. Such was the case with Pockets Warho...

WATCH: Only 23 Hainan Gibbons Left In The Wild

| Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

By John R. Platt (Click here for original article.) The world's final 23 Hainan black-crested gibbons (Nomascus hainanus) are making what may be t...

Activist Says Indonesian Zoo Lets Orangutans Smoke

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

INDONESIA, Jakarta -- A wildlife activist says that zoo officials in Indonesia are taking no steps to stop orangutans from smoking cigarettes, unlike ...

Rise of the Kindness of the Apes

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media
Eric Michael Johnson

Caesar and his fellow simians in the blockbuster film may have had a few canines to grind, but new research reveals that chimpanzees are more interested in sharing a meal than starting a revolution.

Scientists Find 20-Million-Year-Old Ape Skull

Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

A recent fossil discovery in East Africa may help shed light on the evolutionary history of primates in the region. Discovery News reports that a t...

Biology Is Not Destiny in the Evolution of Sexual Coercion

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Eric Michael Johnson

Cross-posted at Scientific American. Warning: content may be triggering for survivors of sexual assault/abuse. Elizabeth Wilde's mouth was stuffed w...

Primates as "Pets"? Not on Your Life

Will Travers | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Will Travers

Non-human primates are celebrated as our closest living relatives, but they are still wild animals. Whether acting out of instinct or intent, "pet" primates are capable of wreaking havoc on humans who pay the tragic price when things, inevitably, go wrong.

Frans de Waal on Politics, Fairness, and Human Nature

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Eric Michael Johnson

The theme of Frans de Waal's newest book is the culmination of his work to date and presents a synthesis of the factors that account for cooperative behavior in the natural world.

Denver Zoo Team Heads To Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.31.2011 | Denver

The Denver Zoo along with colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of San Diego are taking a trip to Vietnam to foster conservati...

Are We Really That Different In Love?

Dan Wharton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Wharton, Ph.D.

After years of getting to know a few thousand animals on a first name basis at the Brookfield Zoo, I have come to the conclusion that the so-called divide between animals and humans is really a laugh.

Omega, Cigarette Smoking Chimpanzee, Rescued In Lebanon Zoo (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Animal rights activists have rescued a 12-year-old chimpanzee from a zoo in Lebanon, after it was discovered the animal had developed a cigarette habi...

A New Species of Titi Monkey! (PHOTOS)

Dr. Thomas Defler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Thomas Defler

Studying Colombian primates has always been difficult, as they tend to live far from human beings. One of my biggest priorities was to follow up on a 1976 sighting of a seemingly new species of titi monkey.

Always Breaking News: Chimps Rape and Pillage! So What?

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Ryan

When a group of bonobos encounters another group, an orgy may well break out, but not a battle.

Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play To Reaping An Unjust Reward

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Michael Johnson

Fairness is the basis of the social contract. As citizens we expect that when we contribute our fair share we should receive our just reward. When s...

Primate Species Threatened By Traditional Folk Medicine

BBC | Matt Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Traditional folk medicine poses a significant and ongoing threat to the future of primates around the world. According to a major scientific survey a...

Debating The Ethics Of Primate Research

The Daily Cardinal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Experts argued the ethics of primate research at a debate held at Memorial Union Monday. The debate, which featured Paul Kaufman, chair of the UW-M...

An Open Letter to the Animal Liberation Front and their Supporters

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Michael Johnson

The terror tactics used against the family of UCLA neuroscientist Dario Ringach has completely undermined the moral authority that your movement hoped to achieve.

Helping Vets, Pets, and Primates

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Congress took two steps in recent days on animal issues, as part of its larger bills related to the Department of Defense and military spending.

Hot Celebrity Gossip!

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaplan

Our partners, our relatives, our neighbors and friends may not be glamorous or wealthy, but they can offer something that Angelina Jolie or Tom Cruise never can: they actually care about us.