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2009-03-10 10:30:00

A Swedish study showed on Monday what it believes to be the first evidence that an animal other than humans can make spontaneous plans for future events, the Associated Press reported. Researchers have been observing a 31-year-old alpha male chimpanzee named Santino collect small stashes of rocks to throw at patrons of the Furuvik Zoo, about 93 miles north of Stockholm. The chimp's anti-social behavior stunned both visitors and keepers at the zoo and researchers soon became interested in his...

2009-01-22 17:04:02

Keepers at a British zoo said a baby chimpanzee traveled to its new home in Germany on a flight alongside human passengers. Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, England, said the 3-month-old bonobo, Bili, boarded a plane in Birmingham with his new keeper from the Frankfurt Zoo and flew to Germany to meet his new parent, a female bonobo trained as a foster mother at the German zoo, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Officials at the British zoo said they began looking for a foster mother for...

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2008-12-11 12:50:00

Throughout history, human beings have used the whistle for everything from hailing a cab to carrying a tune. Now, an orangutan's spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning. In a paper published this month in Primates, an international journal of primatology that provides a forum on all aspects of primates in relation to humans and other animals, Great Ape Trust scientist Dr. Serge Wich and his colleagues...

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2008-11-05 11:00:00

The head of Europe's environmental organization wants to put a stop to the laboratory testing on humanity's closest relatives: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans. This will be accomplished by a crack down on animal testing by the drug industry and other various laboratories. However, various animal welfare groups and researchers blamed the European Union of hiding ineffective rules and regulations with empty gestures, as testing on great apes hasn't been done in EU research in six...

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2008-10-13 14:55:00

Researchers have discovered the first evidence of wild bonobos hunting and eating the young of other primate species. Once considered by experts as the only chimpanzee species to resist hunting and killing other apes for food, bonobos don't appear to embrace a "make-love-not-war" philosophy, researchers reported in the October 14th issue of Current Biology. Experts had previously believed that unlike their chimpanzee counterparts, bonobos "“ also known as "hippie" apes "“ would...

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2008-08-31 12:50:00

Linguistic tools used to analyze human language applied to conversation between scientist and bonobo What happens when linguistic tools used to analyze human language are applied to a conversation between a language-competent bonobo and a human? The findings, published this month in the Journal of Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, indicate that bonobos may exhibit larger linguistic competency in ordinary conversation than in controlled experimental settings. The peer-reviewed...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

By Tim Feran, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 27--Once a month, Home & Garden visits a central Ohioan's home to peek at the room most readily associated with his or her line of work or play. Jack Hanna calls Rebecca Rose "Miss Rain Forest," partly because of her love of the jungles of the world and partly because of her lush and dense backyard, which just so happens to be located on a street appropriately named Amazon. Rose, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's field conservation...

2008-07-12 15:00:17

By JAN UEBELHERR Did you hear about the new baby at the zoo? Sure, everyone knows about Mahal the orangutan, and he's a great reason to visit the Milwaukee County Zoo. But there are other animals -- and yes, other zoo babies -- living there. Consider the 2-month-old baby Baird's tapir named Chac. This animal looks like "a huge pig, with stripes and spots," says Bruce Beehler of the zoo. Currently, Chac the tapir looks like "a walking watermelon" with an attentive mother, he says. Before...

2008-07-12 03:00:20

By Jan Uebelherr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 12--Did you hear about the new baby at the zoo? Sure, everyone knows about Mahal the orangutan, and he's a great reason to visit the Milwaukee County Zoo. But there are other animals -- and yes, other zoo babies -- living there. Consider the 2-month-old baby Baird's tapir named Chac. This animal looks like "a huge pig, with stripes and spots," says Bruce Beehler of the zoo. Currently, Chac the tapir looks like "a walking watermelon" with...

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2008-06-25 18:30:00

Spain may be better known throughout the world for bull fighting than animal rights, but its parliament declared support on Wednesday for the right to life and freedom of the nation's great apes. The move is the first time any national legislature has called for rights for non-humans. The parliament's environmental committee approved the resolution, which calls on Spain to comply with the Great Apes Project. The initiative, originated by philosophers Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri in 1993,...


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2007-01-02 11:10:29

The bonobo (Pan paniscus), until recently is usually called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee. It is one of the two species of chimpanzees. Physical characteristics Its head is smaller than that of the Common Chimpanzee but has a higher forehead. It has a black face with pink lips, small ears, wide nostrils, and long hair on its head. Females have slightly prominent breasts in contrast to the flat breasts of other female apes, though not as prominent...

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