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2009-07-02 13:30:23

Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, has been living life outside the limelight, munching on bananas in a Florida ape sanctuary, a center official said. Twenty years ago Bubbles gained fame as the pop singer's simian sidekick, touring with Jackson, posing for media, even moonwalking for the media, CNN reported. But at age 26, Bubbles retired to the Center for Great Apes outside Wauchula, Fla., lazing around with 41 other chimpanzees and orangutans in the tropical forest setting covering...

2008-08-14 16:41:06

You might know Rocky, one of the most media-exposed orangutans. Perhaps you saw him with Fergie in a spread for Elle magazine's July 2007 Music Issue. Or maybe you recall him in a tiara in a Capital One credit card commercial. But you probably won't be seeing orangutans on the television screen any more. And in about 10 years, scientists fear, you might not be seeing orangutans at all. To counter a misconception that orangutans are not threatened, a myth fostered by their public...