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  • Indy Zoo goes ape over new orangutan exhibit
    Indy Zoo goes ape over new orangutan exhibit
    INDIANAPOLIS - Ambling through an open door, Azy the orangutan flops on a large seat and eyes the computer screen in front of him. Watching Dr. Robert Shumaker through a huge observation window in an adjoining room, Azy patiently waits for...
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Poster
    Theatrical Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the late summer answer to the early summer release of disappointing-yet-watchable Godzilla. That being said, it is a monster movie with some decent acting thrown in to ground it a little further into reality. But...
  • OFIR: A Wildlife Crime Documentary
    DC Independent Film Festival: OFIR (documentary), review
    The synopsis for OFIR, the documentary, is simple "When Ofir Drori discovered that no one was fighting to disprove Jane Goodall's dark prophecy that apes in the wild would soon be extinct, he decided to do something about it. LAGA was...
  • Seven reasons why man did not evolve from apes
    Seven reasons why man did not evolve from apes
    The concept that we are just animals, only slightly removed from apes, means that there are no moral standards, no laws worth obeying, no future, and no hope. The realization of this terrible truth even penetrated the gloom of Darwin's mind at...
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    Bonobo genome deciphered
    In a development which could lead to a better understanding of human evolution, scientists have unlocked the genetic map of the bonobo, a great and mild-mannered species of African ape. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus)...
  • TarzanIV
    Ivanov's human-ape hybrids
    Did Joseph Stalin order the creation of an army of half-ape, half-human hybrids, and did these experiments take place? It was the Soviet premier's dream: Soldiers with no fear, with superhuman strength and endurance, who would follow any order...
  • drill monkey
    Simian-meat cannibals
    Supposedly everyone loves primates and simians. But few people test that hypothesis like Jake Owens. An environmental science Ph.D. candidate at Drexel University, Owens studies the ecology and behavior of drill monkeys (Mandrillus leucophaeus;...
  • Sexist gorilla
    Sexist gorilla: Antisocial with the ladies, sexist ape sent for therapy
    A so-called sexist gorilla was monkeying around too much with his alpha male pals, ignoring the ladies for the last 18 years at the Dallas Zoo. Now the zoo says they are having to ship “Patrick” out and send him to therapy, reports Fox...
  • A monkey swims at the Hongshan Forest Zoo on May 28, 2007 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China.
    Film proves apes can swim
    Renato Bender, a doctoral researcher in human evolution at the School of Anatomical Sciences at Wits University, and Nicole Bender, evolutionary physician and epidemiologist at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of...
  • Monkeying Around: Primates
    Learn about monkeys at Peoria Zoo class
    If your children are fascinated by the playful nature of primates, then Monkeying Around: Primates at the Peoria Zoo is the program for them. This homeschool class will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The zoo's hands-on...
  • Primates of the World by Jean-Jacques Petter and Francois Desbordes
    Primates of the World, a sumptuous treat for lovers of books, art and wildlife
    I thought the 'bonk' outside my front door was a used book I'd ordered being dropped off by UPS. Struggling through a migraine, I dutifully got up from my place of agony on the couch, retrieved the box and headed into the kitchen for...
  • “Planet of the Apes”
    Retro movie recommendation of the week: June 14, 2013
    Every Friday I recommend an entertaining, slow-paced movie from no later than 1985 to help you unwind at the end of the week in our fast-paced world of Vine posts like this one yesterday from Tyra Banks.Don’t get me wrong. Tyra Banks has a...
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    Great ape world
    Great apes teach each other. Is that possible? Yes, perfectly possible. Conspecific teaching occurs among great apes (Hominidae). This had been a longstanding question among researchers. Washoe, the first chimpanzee in history to learn sign...
  • Orangutan at Indonesia zoo seeking rehab for smoking addiction
    Orangutan at Indonesia zoo seeking rehab for smoking addiction
    Indonesian zookeepers have finally moved an orangutan out of zoo visitors’ view so she’ll no longer smoke lit cigarettes people regularly throw into her cage.Taru Jurug Zoo spokesman Daniek Hendarto said on Wednesday the smoking Tori...
  • 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
    DVD review: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
    The original 'Planet of the Apes' definitely belongs in the 60's. That's not to say that it isn't entertaining now but dated effects, silly concept and hopeless overacting, along with sets that seemed ripped straight from the...