GAP Project in Mexico - April 16, 2015

Mexico 2015

In a joint work with the representation of GAP Project in Mexico, the director of GAP Spain, Pedro Pozas Terrados, will visit for a week, starting on April 21, the country. In an extensive schedule that includes meetings, conferences and visits, Pedro Pozas will be lecturing on the need to create a legal personality for […]

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A friend who has passed - April 15, 2015


For several hours, in silence, a group of chimpanzees, with dark aspect and sad look, circulates the body of dear friend who has just died unexpectedly struck by a heart attack. I have witnessed this kind of scene, each one with their differences, and it is amazing to see how chimpanzees respect their dead ones […]

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Solidarity among primates - March 26, 2015


Solidarity is a quality that every day more scarce in the human race, but among non-human primates it is a characteristic that marks the species. It is very common to see chimpanzees trying to heal the wounds or bruises on the other after fights, forgetting quickly the animosity. The relationship between human and non-human primates […]

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Disputing a tunnel - March 20, 2015

Billy e Bongo5 (Copy)

As we have mentioned before, we discovered that chimpanzees love tunnels and walkways; but some of them are so fanatic that dispute their use when they are shared. Bongo is a chimpanzee born in Angola who came from Portugal, where he lived with a family who saved him from death by rescuing him from Luanda […]

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GAP Project denounces captive of orangutans in Mexico - March 12, 2015

Zoo de Chapultepec en Mexico

Toto and Jambi are two orangutans living at Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City. Animal welfare organizations and GAP Mexico have denounced the situation and conditions of life in which these orangutans are, without access to sunlight and in depressive state. A petition with 6,500 signatures, collected in two weeks, led to the Mexican environmental authorities […]

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Family life - March 11, 2015

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I arrived a little after dawn where Caesar was with his mother, Samantha, and his sister Sofia. I entered their enclosure and the family was at one of the two-storey houses, in the external area, on the roof. I asked to bring me Caesar, since I could not climb up there. Sofia carried Caesar in […]

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North-American drama: chimpanzees as objects - February 26, 2015

Chimp San Francisco Zoo

North- American television aired days ago a drama that takes place in San Francisco Zoo, which is a testament to how zoos consider their animals mere entertainment objects for the public, without any other commitment. At the Californian Zoo, three chimpanzees live for over 40 years: two females, Minnie and Maggie, 45 years old, and […]

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Canoe, the Bangkok chimp, getting help form authorities - February 25, 2015


From Wildlife Friends of Thailand ( Finally a chance for change! On February 18th Edwin Wiek, founder of WFFT, was able to hand over 25,000 signatures of a petition on CHANGE.ORG to the director-general of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNP), under the ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). Edwin spoke out […]

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A Sunday in the Sanctuary - February 25, 2015

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February, 15th, 2015 Samantha really knows all that we speak! At the moment I cannot illustrate what I witnessed with Samantha and Caesar, because she does not like camera and gets nervous. Sometimes she lets me, but that’s when she allows me. Oh … you think shooting chimps is easy?! It is when they want. […]

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Alex, a chimpanzee in love - February 18, 2015

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Alex is a different chimpanzee. Most of his life he lived in a circus, where he worked on all kinds of things, including the Death Globe, where chimpanzees ride motorcycles inside a mesh sphere, which can be deadly for men and primates. Alex is athletic, had to exercise to stay slim, and has no belly, […]

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Caesar returns to his world - February 13, 2015

Adaptação no recinto César e Susi2_302x200

Caesar, who is one year and two months old, is already back in his Chimpanzee World. A few days ago, we made the migration of the human world in which he was created all these months, under our care, since his mother, Samantha, did not manage to nurse him. Caesar is the most humane of […]

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Chimpanzees in the United States: Final Solution… Death - February 10, 2015


In June 2013, the direction of NIH – National Institute of Health announced with great marketing that it would retire the 310 chimpanzees living in various medical torture centers in the United States. Later, it affirmed that only 50 would be kept as a strategic reserve. But it’s been over a year and a half […]

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Monti: a new death foretold - February 4, 2015


Alejandra Juarez was leaving her Sanctuary in Cordoba to Santiago del Estero. News came hours before from GAP Project members who were observing chimpanzee Monti and they were worrying. The backhoes destroyed the Zoo around him, the animals were being removed. Monti, a 45-year-old chimpanzee, in his cramped prison of cement and iron, panicked. He […]

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Sandra must be transferred to North American Sanctuary - January 29, 2015


According to the latest information received, Sandra, a female orangutan who lives in Buenos Aires Zoo and managed to be released to be transferred to a sanctuary through a Habeas Corpus filed on her behalf, can go, in a few months, for Center for Great Apes Sanctuary. in Wauchula, Florida, USA, which has an orangutan […]

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Sandra released! - January 28, 2015


Information received suggest that the Judge of First Instance in Buenos Aires, who was analyzing the Habeas Corpus proposal on behalf of Sandra, female orangutan, welcomed the request and left the decision to send her to a sanctuary in charge of the Government of Buenos Aires Province, which owns the city’s Zoo. At the same […]

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Ebola has killed a third of gorillas and chimpanzees in the world - January 26, 2015


Among the gorillas, 95% of those infected eventually died. Among chimpanzees, the mortality rate is 77% The Ebola virus has made thousands of victims around the world in the current outbreak, which is the worst since the 1970s. However, it is not only the human being who is suffering the consequences of the fatal bleeding […]

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Zoos are also showcases - January 22, 2015

Venda e Exposição de Animais Proibidas

An extensive discussion has been happening in the last few days in Brazil due to a resolution of the Federal Council of Veterinary Medicine, which prohibits pet exposure for sale in “PET Shops”, in cages or showcases.The public ends harassing the innocent beings, who have no idea why they are subjected to that torture. However, […]

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The hypocrisy of zoos - January 21, 2015


A chimpanzee with two popsicles, one in each hand: that’s what the press in Brazil has shown in pictures and videos as the resource for fighting the intense heat of the last few days in a Brazilian zoo. Those popsicles lasted some minutes before being devoured by the chimp, but terrible hours were waiting when […]

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Ireland May be the Next Country to Free Animals as ‘Non-Human’ Persons - January 19, 2015

Gorila Onegreenplanet

Last week, Argentina made headlines when they granted an orangutan, named Sandra, the status of “non-human person” and the freedom she needed to be moved out of the Buenos Aires Zoo. Sandra, a reportedly shy orangutan, was obviously unhappy with her living situation at the zoo. This went into the decision of granting her rights and […]

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Contrary history - January 7, 2015


The water parks of the United States are in crisis and possibly in a few more years they will disappear. Keeping dolphins, whales and aquatic animals in tanks is completely not acceptable in the XXI century. But … In Brazil, it seems that some people live in another “galaxy”. Water parks advertisements in various locations, […]

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