Researching Ape Heart Health

Heart disease is a leading killer of great apes in captivity. Atlanta’s zoo is home to the Great Ape Heart Project, which is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and treating heart disease in the four types of great apes. Photo Credit: __Wichid__ via Flickr.

Atlanta's Zoo Leads Research on Ape Hearts
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tiffany t.
tiffany t.3 years ago

stress kills everything

Kate R.
Kathleen R.3 years ago

this needs research????????

Nirvana Jaganath
Nirvana Jaganath3 years ago

Do the ones in the wild also have these health conditions?

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.3 years ago

Not really surprising given their circumstances. Do apes in the wild have this problem or is it only those imprisoned?

Dianne D.
Dianne D.3 years ago

I wonder if its the processed food they are feeling them. We know it kills humans, and it seems like our pets are having more health problems because of it.

David V.
David V.3 years ago

I believe it is because they are confined & kept out of their natural environment.

Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Un-natural lifestyle.

janet f.
janet f.3 years ago

It's about time we've started using great apes for research to help...great apes. Usually you only hear about horrific experiments on these amazing animals to supposedly benefit humans.

Will Rogers
Will Rogers3 years ago

Simple! It's because they're sitting around doing nothing when they should be swinging through the trees. That and the heartbreak of knowing that they're in captivity with never any chance of parole for a crime they didn't do.

Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia3 years ago

make sense, in nature they can eat what they want and can constantly be moving and hang out when they want to. mammals in zoos either looks like they are going stir-crazy and dont know what to do with themselves, or they look like they get lazy because they know they dont have to worry about food or other forms of survival