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2008-11-24 08:05:00

In a report to be released today, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) says Cambodia breaching international rules by allowing the capture of monkeys for research in the U.S. and China. The report adds that thousands of long-tailed macaque monkeys are being taken and are being kept in cruel conditions until being exported.  The group also says that the monkeys are raised on monkey farms that traumatize the creatures for life. According to the BUAV, the unregulated...

2008-11-18 15:01:34

A group of primates in Indonesia that hasn't been seen alive in 85 years has been rediscovered by a team fromTexas A&M University. The Pygmy Tarsiers, big-eyed, tiny creatures weighing less than 2 ounces, haven't been observed until they were collected for a museum in 1921 and were thought to be extinct until Indonesian scientists accidentally trapped and killed a Pygmy Tarsier in 2000, the university said. The Texas A&M team trapped three of the nocturnal creatures in Indonesia in...

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2008-11-19 14:23:57

Scientists for the first time in 80 years have observed a living pygmy tarsier on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The researchers said on Tuesday they used nets over a two-month period to trap three furry, mouse-sized pygmy tarsiers on Mt. Rore Katimbo in Lore Lindu National Park in central Sulawesi"”a fourth one got away. Some scientists believed the tarsiers were extinct. One of the researchers, Sharon Gursky-Doyen, a Texas A&M University professor of anthropology who took part...

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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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2008-10-14 10:50:00

Climate provided refuge for diminishing population More than 40 million years ago, primates preferred Texas to northern climates that were significantly cooling, according to new fossil evidence discovered by Chris Kirk, physical anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. Kirk and Blythe Williams from Duke University have discovered Diablomomys dalquesti, a new genus and species of primate that dates to 44-43 million years ago when tropical forests and active volcanoes covered west...

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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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2008-10-06 11:50:00

An international survey showed on Monday that a quarter of the world's mammals are threatened with extinction due to destruction of habitats and hunting. The report showed populations of half of all 5,487 species of mammals were in decline. Mammals range in size from blue whales to Thailand's insect-sized bumblebee bat. "Mammals are declining faster than we thought -- one in four species is threatened with extinction worldwide," said Jan Schipper, who led the team. The report updates the...

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2008-08-30 10:57:42

Cambodia conservation area contains tens of thousands of threatened monkeys A WCS report reveals surprisingly large populations of two globally threatened primates in a protected area in Cambodia. The report counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs along with 2,500 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in Cambodia's Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area, an estimate that represents the largest known populations for both species in the world. WCS scientists conducted the surveys with the Royal...

2008-08-22 18:00:31

BABY Mangabey monkey Conchita stays close to its mummy bear at London Zoo yesterday. The seven-month-old primate is being hand- reared by zoo personnel with the help of the teddy. The cuddly toy is a substitute for Conchita's mother which, following a Caesarian section, was unable to bond with her. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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2008-08-09 12:27:47

Noninvasive iron test helps modify diets for individual monkeys A medical test developed to detect an overload of iron in humans has recently been adapted to screen for the condition in some distant relatives: diminutive monkeys from South America, according to veterinarians at the Wildlife Conservation Society. The test"”which is now used to screen for elevated iron levels in marmosets and tamarins"”is a recent example of how advances in human health can be applied to animals in...


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Brown Spider Monkey, Ateles hybridus
2014-04-28 09:58:59

Brown Spider Monkeys have long and thin limbs with their forelimbs being longer than their hind limbs. They also have a distinctive 75 centimeter long flexible and thin prehensile tail which at times acts like a fifth limb. The tip is hairless with ridged skin for better grip. All of these features of their body make it possible for them to climb trees and high elevations, hang and swing from one tree to another without having to lower themselves to the ground frequently. Their hands are...

Northern Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
2014-04-17 13:48:56

The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...

Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
2014-04-16 11:22:42

The Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), also known as the greater slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Singapore, western areas of Malaysia, southern areas of Thailand, and Indonesia. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests but can be found in other habitats. It was first discovered in 1770 by Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer, who described it as a sloth, and was later classified with all other known lorises as a single species. Today, the Sunda slow loris is one of nine...

Gray Langurs
2014-04-10 16:46:11

Gray langurs, also known as Hanuman langurs, are members of the Semnopithecus genus, which contains seven species of Old World monkeys. Members of this genus can be found in a large range on the Indian subcontinent, preferring to reside in forested areas or semi-wooded areas at low or moderate elevations, although some species can be found as high as 13,000 feet above sea level. Until 2001, Semnopithecus entellus was the only species classified within this genus. When it was separated into...

Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey, Oreonax flavicauda
2014-04-10 14:40:56

The Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) is a New World monkey that is native to Peru. It is a rare primate species that is found only in the Peruvian Andes, in the departments of Amaxonas and San Martin, along with the bordering areas of La Libertad, Huanuco, and Loreto. This woolly monkey was, at first, under the Lagothrix genera with other woolly monkeys, but because of debatable primary sources, they have been placed under the Oreonax genera. This genus has been suggested to...

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