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  • New type of primate identified
    New type of primate identified
    Researchers at the University of Kansas have identified a subspecies of Philippine tarsier, now known as the Dinagat-Caraga tarsier. Researchers, led by Rafe Brown, Curator-in Charge at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, used DNA...
  • A newly discovered primate fossil is crucial for illuminating a pivotal event in primate and human evolution.
    Missing link primate found in China
    An international team of researchers announced the discovery of the world's oldest known fossil primate skeleton in the journal Nature on June 5, 2013.The new specimen, named Archicebus achilles, was unearthed from an ancient lake bed in...
  • Signing chimpanzees at Central Washington University may move to Canada
    Signing chimpanzees at Central Washington University may move to Canada
    For months, the fate of two chimpanzees has hung in the balance while administrators at Central Washington University decided whether they could stay in their Ellensburg, Wash. home. On Wednesday, May 29, the Daily Record reported that Friends of...
  • Three new species of primate with poisonous bite identified in Borneo
    Three new species of primates with poisonous bite identified in Borneo
    Three new species of slow loris (genus Nycticebus) have recently been identified, according to the BBC. The December 13 report, found at www.bbc.co.uk, says the newly classified primateshad originally been grouped with another species.University...
  • Chimp shot dead after escape from its Las Vegas backyard enclosure
    Chimp shot dead after escape from its Las Vegas backyard enclosure
    Two chimps escaped their confines at a residence on Thursday morning, leading police on a chase through the northwest valley resulting in the death of one and tranquilizing of the other.The chimps were on the loose for approximately one-half hour...
  • mandrill
    Denver Zoo's new mandrill part of their global conservation effort
    The Denver Zoo’s new mandrill is more than just another pretty face.The arrival of the colorful primate, distinguished by its vibrant facial features, to the zoo represents another aspect of the zoo’s efforts to rebuild the mandrill...
  • Mountian gorillas making a fragile comeback
    Only 786 Mountain gorillas live, yet this is an improvement
    The 2010 Virunga Massif Mountain gorilla census today released some encouraging news for mountian gorillas: The number of Mountain gorillas, a critically endangered species, has increased by more than 26 percent in one of the two locations where...
  • Monkey caught on video stealing a car
    Monkey caught on video stealing a car
    Just outside of the industrial park docks, a medium sized monkey of unknown origin stole a man's vehicle after playing injured on the road. The motorist pulled up on the hurt animal and got out to see if it was okay, little did he know the...
  • Man and ape are not so similar
    Man and ape are not so similar
    If evolution is true, as Jerry Coyne insists and Karl Giberson concedes, then ape-human hybrids out to be easy to produce. In fact, the one deliberate effort to produce such hybrids was an abject failure.Karl W. Giberson has generated a great deal...