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Estrogenic Plants Alters Hormones In Monkeys
2012-11-20 20:59:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study says eating certain vegetables may influence hormone levels and behaviors like aggression and sexual activity in monkeys. The research from the University of California, Berkeley is the first to observe the connection between plant-based estrogenic compounds and behavior in wild primates. They found that the more leaves of Millettia dura the male red colobus monkeys ate, the higher their levels of estradiol and...

2005-06-14 17:32:11

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty-eight years after intense selective logging stopped in the region now known as Uganda's Kibale National Park, the red-tailed guenon (Cercophithecus ascanius) is a primate still in decline. The logging practice, scientists report in a new study, changed the ecological balance for these monkeys, leading to behavioral changes and opening the door for multiple parasitic infections. The researchers focused on three primate species, collecting 1,076 fecal samples from the...

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2005-04-07 07:20:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Human activities such as hunting and logging have driven nearly one quarter of the world's primate species - man's closest living relatives - to the brink of extinction, according to a new report. Without concerted action, great apes such as the Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia and the Eastern gorilla of central Africa are at risk of disappearing, according to the report to be released Thursday by the World Conservation Union, the International Primatological...


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Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

King Colobus, Colobus polykomos
2012-06-27 21:41:36

The king colobus (Colobus polykomos) is an Old World Monkey that can be found in Africa. Is range stretches from Gambia to Côte d'Ivoire. It is also known as the western black-and-white colobus and can be distinguished from other members of the Colobus geuns by looking at the location of the white within its long fur. The king colobus will form small groups that contain up to four females, three males, and their young. These groups tend to stay away from each other and form territories by...

Western Red Colobus, Procolobus badius
2012-06-21 13:40:23

The western red colobus (Procolobus badius) is an Old World monkey that is native to Africa. Its range includes the forests of Ghana to Senegal. It was previously though that this species held all other red colobuses, although it still holds three subspecies. In 1994, western red colobuses that were eaten by common chimpanzees and other species contracted Ebola from the infected individuals. The western red colobus has been given a conservation status of “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List....

Ugandan Red Colobus, Procolobus tephrosceles
2012-06-21 13:36:08

The Ugandan red colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) is a primate native to Africa. It is an Old World monkey that was not classified as its own species until 2001. Its range includes five areas of Uganda and Tanzania that equal 621.3 miles. These areas include the edge of Lake Victoria in Tanzania and Kibale National Park in Uganda, where the largest population is thought to be located. The preferred habitat of this monkey depends on its location, and it some areas, sustainable habitat is...

Preuss's Red Colobus, Procolobus preussi
2012-06-20 16:23:43

Preuss's red colobus (Procolobus preussi) is a primate that is native to the Cross-Sanaga Rivers ecoregion. It appears in many areas of this range, with perhaps the most important populations appearing in Korup National Park, Cameroon, and Southwest Province. Groups of this species occur in fragments, and can mostly be found near tourist areas. Other populations appear in Ebo forest, as well as in the Nkwende Hills and Nta Ali Forest Reserve, in the larger Korup region. Preuss's red...

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