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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.
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 nationâ€™s great apes.
This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
A group of some 15 chimpanzees isolated in a pocket of Rwandan rain forest will have a greater range â€“ and, thus, greater chances for survival â€“ thanks to one of Africaâ€™s most ambitious forest restoration and ecological research efforts ever.
Gorillas have been caught on camera for the first time performing face-to-face intercourse. Humans and bonobos were the only primates thought to mate in this manner. And while researchers have observed wild gorillas engaged in such an act, it had never been photographed.
Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have released the first known photographs of gorillas performing face-to-face copulation in the wild.
ENTEBBE, Uganda (Reuters) - Better living standards for poor local communities helps to avoid human-animal conflicts and is the best way to protect Africa's endangered Great Apes, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday.
The three orangutans and eight bonobos living at the Great Ape Trust will interact with more humans starting in June when the research facility is opened to the public.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent W
(Please read in dateline ... May 18 ... instead of ... May 19 ...) A corrected story follows.
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...
- One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.