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The environment ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sanctioned land for the protection of indigenous bonobos.
New rainforest reserve protects more than 1,000 bonobos and benefits local communities KINSHASA, DRC, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) joins the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in announcing the official establishment of the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, a community-managed protected area which harbors one of the largest known wild populations of the endangered bonobo.
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.
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...
An orangutanâ€™s spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.
The head of Europe's environmental organization wants to put a stop to the laboratory testing on humanityâ€™s closest relatives: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans.
Researchers have discovered the first evidence of wild bonobos hunting and eating the young of other primate species.
Linguistic tools used to analyze human language applied to conversation between scientist and bonobo.
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.
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.
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...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.