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2009-05-27 07:50:00

Wildlife activists have constructed a bridge that connects treetops in an orangutan refuge on Borneo Island to encourage the endangered mammals to find new partners and thwart inbreeding.

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2009-05-21 06:25:00

With the help of a device called a hydrophone, a group of researchers has recorded the voices of endangered North Atlantic right whales in a region where they were thought to be extinct.

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2009-05-18 13:20:00

A national park in Borneo Island, which is home to hundreds of endangered orangutans, has been partially turned into a development zone complete with an airport and brothels.

2009-05-11 15:00:23

An orangutan that escaped from its enclosure at an Australian zoo used a tree branch to evade the electric fence around its enclosure, witnesses said. Adelaide Zoo visitors said the 27-year-old orangutan returned to its enclosure after failing to make it past a second fence, the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

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2009-04-30 14:45:44

Two recently published studies show that some birds, parrots in particular, can "dance" to a musical beat.

2009-02-28 13:07:10

A former firefighter in Maryland rendered mute by a car accident says a pair of talkative pet parrots helped him regain his speech. Brian Wilson of Damascus, Md., gives credit to the birds for their determination to keep talking to him, eventually prompting his damaged brain to respond in kind.

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2009-02-01 14:35:41

Chimpanzees are famous for their aptitude in mimicking human behavior. Now scientists have announced that baby chimps’ mental development may be more advanced than human infants.

2008-12-30 07:51:00

CUMBRIA, England and FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, December 30 /PRNewswire/ -- - Key Words: Dolphin, Cetacean, Acoustics, Holography, Language, CymaScope In an important breakthrough in deciphering dolphin language, researchers in Great Britain and the United States have imaged the first high definition imprints that dolphin sounds make in water. The key to this technique is the CymaScope, a new instrument that reveals detailed structures within sounds, allowing their architecture...

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2008-12-25 08:30:00

Scientists have discovered that orangutans can help each other get food by trading tokens, but only if the help is mutual.

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2008-12-11 12:50:00

An orangutan’s spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.


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