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Lemurs Far More Endangered Than We Thought

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger In fact, Madagascar's iconic endemic primates are the most threatened mammal group in the world, with 91 percent of lemurs threatened with extinction. That's what a new…

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Guerrilla Radio: Playlists for Primates

With Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Katy Perry on heavy rotation, at first listen there is little to distinguish Indonesia's Radio Kalaweit from any other pop radio station. But between the hit parade of …

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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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These Baboons Recognize Words

A study conducted in France found baboons are capable of recognizing patterns of letters. This recognition is being compared to the first steps children take when learning to read. Photo Credit: flowc…

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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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Japan’s Snow Monkeys

Japanese macaques, or "snow monkeys," are iconic in snowy Japanese landscapes . David Levene monkeys around with the primates at Japans Jigokudani Monkey Park as they (the monkeys not Dave) take a dip…

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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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American Airlines Stops Flying Primates for Research Labs

By Jennifer Mishler, ecorazzi American Airlines reports that they will no longer fly primates being sent to research labs! The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has stated …

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Testing on Great Apes Banned by EU

Experiments using chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gorillas have been banned by the European Union. The EU has 27 nations as members and they have two years to comply with the new regulations, wh…

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Orangutans Most Energy Efficient Primates

Researchers from Washington University studied orangutan energy levels and concluded they are the most energy efficient of the primates, including sedentary humans. Their study noted the surprising fi…

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