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PASA/Africa: Chimp families wiped out across West Africa. Help save them. - March 22, 2019

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance Did you know that in the last 20 years, 80% of the western chimpanzee population has been wiped out? There is a vicious new crisis brewing in West Africa. You might remember Tita, a baby chimpanzee who was rescued from smugglers. Now she lives at the Chimpanzee Conservation […]

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The truth about Bubbles - March 18, 2019

From Center for Great Apes Currently there are a rash of online articles about Bubbles, a resident chimpanzee at the Center for Great Apes. Many false statements have been made by online media sites and television programs, so it’s important to state the facts clearly. Most of the articles written about Bubbles are wild conjectures […]

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Chimpanzees Are Going Through a Tragic Loss - March 9, 2019

By fragmenting forests and killing off individuals, humans are stopping the flow of ideas among our closest relatives. By Ed Yong (The Atlantic) Imagine that an alien species landed on Earth and, through their mere presence, those aliens caused our art to vanish, our music to homogenize, and our technological know-how to disappear. That is […]

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Chimpanzee escapes cage in Angola - March 7, 2019

A caretaker’s neglect at the Bantu Resort zoo resulted in the escape of a chimpanzee from a cage, last Wednesday, towards a public road, an unusual case that attracted the curiosity of those who observed, with some fear of mixing, the eight-year-old ape, reported the “Jornal de Angola”. “King,” the name for which the chimpanzee […]

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Chinese dam project in Guinea could kill up to 1,500 chimpanzees - March 1, 2019

From the Guardian Up to 1,500 chimpanzees could be killed by a new Chinese dam that will swamp a crucial sanctuary for the endangered primate in Guinea, experts have warned. The 294MW Koukoutamba dam will be built by Sinohydro, the world’s biggest hydroelectric power plant construction company, in the middle of a newly declared protected […]

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Africa/DRC: Doguy didn’t need surgery and is doing well! - February 28, 2019

From J.A.C.K Sanctuary Last Thursday, February 21st, was a very important day for our young chimpanzee since the two veterinarians had arrived from Johannesburg to check and operate his left eye. In a few words, know that all went well! Thursday morning, Doguy was sedated and transfered to a clinic. Our sanctuary has a brand […]

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Support PASA and help to save lives - February 27, 2019

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuary Alliance No one knew if Likoni would survive when he arrived at Colobus Conservation, a PASA member sanctuary in Kenya. This helpless baby monkey had been viciously attacked by people with machetes. They left him alone to die. Thankfully someone witnessed this cruelty and called Colobus Conservation’s 24-hour rescue […]

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The Tapanuli Orangutan: What does it take to discover a new great ape species? - February 25, 2019

By Laurel Neme (Mongabay) When an international team of scientists published their description of a new ape species, the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), in the journal Current Biology in November 2017, it marked the culmination of years of painstaking research. It also highlighted the urgent need to protect this rare ape and save its rapidly […]

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Children of Conservation, Africa: Chimfunshi Community School Project, when conservation meets education - February 18, 2019

Chimfunshi is one of the oldest and largest chimpanzee reserves in the world and is internationally recognized as such.  The Zambian wildlife orphanage shelters 120 chimpanzees and employs and feeds 70 families – about 300 people, 150 of whom are children.  Chimfunshi is an important local employer that offers residents work as animal keepers, technical staff and […]

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Katie 1995-2019 - February 16, 2019

By Patti Ragan, Center for the Great Apes Dear CGA Members and Friends, The hardest letter I ever have to write is that of notifying our members and supporters of the loss of one of our precious great ape residents. I am deeply sorry to tell you the sad news that our beloved and beautiful chimpanzee […]

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Alert! Wild chimpanzees die from human common cold - February 14, 2019

By Jaqueline B. Ramos* In our long term relationship with non human animals, usually men are considered the most important among all living beings. From this point of view, zoonotic diseases were always a concern. Little analytical effort though have been made to the other way round – and when animals are infected by human […]

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PASA/Africa: The successful rescue of Bo and Bella - February 13, 2019

From PASA – Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance In the beginning of 2018, baby female chimpanzees Bo and Bella were orphaned by hunters in Guinea Bissau, who planned to sell them on the black market. Luckily they are now thriving in their new home at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a PASA member in Kenya. Last November, these […]

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Entries now open for Artevista 2nd Edition: ‘Hunting is not cool’ - February 12, 2019

Entries are now open for the 2nd Artevista – Art in defense of animals | Drawing and Painting contest, promoted by Olhar Animal, a non-profit organization, with support from MICA – Movimento Infanto-juvenil Crescendo com Arte. The main goal is to stimulate the respect towards nonhuman animal interests and the action in defense of these […]

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Ritt 1994-2018 - February 12, 2019

From Save the Chimps We announce with heavy hearts the passing of our dear friend Ritt, a sweet and playful male chimpanzee from Kiley’s family. Ritt was known for his gentle heart, his dependable friendship, and his many adorable quirks that made him so unique. Ritt was born January 13, 1994 to his mother Frieda […]

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Chimpanzees escape from Belfast Zoo enclosure using tree branch ladder - February 11, 2019

Chimpanzees made an improvised ladder out of fallen tree branches to escape from their enclosure at Belfast Zoo. The animals were caught on video climbing over the wall and walking calmly around the attraction in Northern Ireland on Saturday. One adult chimpanzee passed just feet from four children enjoying a family trip to the zoo. […]

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In Belgium, a license is needed now to adopt an animal - January 31, 2019

Since January 1st, it is already possible to deny the adoption of an animal by an individual in Belgium. The Animal Welfare Code for the protection and welfare of animals has been approved in the country. In order to avoid abandonment of animals and other forms of ill-treatment, Belgium now  requires a license to adopt an animal. But […]

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More chimpanzees to move to sanctuary in 2019 and beyond - January 28, 2019

Anonymous major donation helps secure a future for more chimps awaiting retirement  KEITHVILLE, La., Jan. 18, 2019 – More than 200 chimpanzees still living in research facilities are now one step closer to sanctuary retirement thanks to a $2 million donation to Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. The gift was made at […]

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Farewell, Johnny: Japan’s oldest chimpanzee dies at 69 - January 23, 2019

KOBE / January 16th – Johnny, Japan’s oldest chimpanzee, has died at the estimated age of 69, a zoo in Kobe said Tuesday. The African-born male chimp had seen his appetite diminish since around September and he had been staying inside his sleeping chamber since 2017 due to age-related health issues, according to Oji Zoo. […]

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Computer facial recognition to combat wildlife trafficking. Starting with our fellows chimpanzees. ChimpFace arises! - January 14, 2019

By Jaqueline B. Ramos* Wildlife trafficking is a multibillion-dollar illegal trade and currently buyers and sellers openly use internet social media to do their dirty business. Fortunately a lot of people are dedicated to its combat in different ways, including computer learning experts.  For two years, a project led by North-American conservationist Alexandra Russo and […]

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Serginho (* 20/03/1998 † 07/01/2019) - January 9, 2019

GREAT APES SANCTUARY OF VARGEM GRANDE PAULISTA -SP / AFFILIATED TO GAP PROJECT He arrived on a rainy Christmas day, 8 months old and totally changed our lives. For him we moved from the city to the countryside. For him we gave up trips and family outings, because someone always had to stay for safety […]

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