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8 of the World’s Most Incredible Forests

  There's something special about forests. It's a glimpse, perhaps, into what our world looked like for eons. Though so many of these precious ecosystems have been gobbled up by human expansio…

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World’s Rarest Gorilla Caught on Film

Video images of the world's rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. There are thought to be no more than 300…

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Apes Use iPads to Communicate

Orangutans are great communicators, whether if it's through sign language or gestures or sounds they make. Now, trainers at Jungle Island in Miami are using technology to help the apes communicate wit…

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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 fo…

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These Chimpanzees Make Tools as Weapons

In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Exp…

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Orangutan Twins Born in Hong Kong

Hong Kong introduces to the public the first pair of locally born orangutan twins. The twins, born in July 2011, are named "Wan Wan" and "Wah Wah." Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "kt…

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Saving Orphaned Chimpanzees

A sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares orphaned chimps for release in the wild. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "JJpMYTyRWuDv6ZA0", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLo…

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Apes Found to Have Regional Accents

A group of researchers has discovered that crested gibbon apes have regional accents. The scientists studied the singing of over 400 crested gibbons in 24 different locations in Asia. The gibbons stu…

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