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SPIDER MONKEY IN CHAINS IN SÃO PAULO - April 15, 2009

SPIDER MONKEY IN CHAINS IN SÃO PAULO AN SOS FAUNA OPERATION The photos of this article are frightful. Nevertheless, for a lot of years the Environmental Police was being sent alerts and nothing was done. This spider monkey of white forehead is threatened to extinction and arrived to a man through poachers. The man put […]

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MALAYSIAN RESORT PREPS ORANGUTANS FOR THE WILD - April 15, 2009

Malaysian resort preps orangutans for the wildMarch 10th , 2009 By Varsha Tickoo BUKIT MERAH, Malaysia (Reuters Life!) – Deepa peeks out from a gunny sack while Fatt Fatt swings from grills as visitors watch the young orangutans at a Malaysian resort that is also trying to increase the population of the endangered species.Orang Utan […]

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REPUTATIONS IN THE MIST - April 14, 2009

Mar 26th 2009 From The Economist print edition Gorillas may not be as vegetarian as they are supposed to be GORILLAS are gentle giants, chimpanzees aggressive killers and bonobos sex-crazed vegetarians. That, at least, is the PR which has been created around the three species of ape most closely related to man. They are simple […]

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SANDY IS GIVEN A SPECIAL ENCLOSURE - April 9, 2009

Chimfunshi is one of the oldest chimpanzee sanctuaries of the world and one of the biggest, with 126 chimpanzees, founded and managed by family Siddle. The founder Sheila Siddle and her husband live in Zambia, on Africa west coast, since their youth. Her husband passed away recently.   Sandy, a female chimpanzee, is well known […]

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ANOTHER CHIMPANZEE IS MURDERED - April 3, 2009

A 9-year old chimpanzee, called Timmy, who had ran away of an illegal breeder in Winston, Missouri, has been shot to death by a police chief of this North American town. Apparently he tried to get into the police car. According to police investigation, this location, which is 90 km to the north of Kansas […]

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PAMELA ANDERSON FIGHTS FOR FREE THE CHIMPS IN FLORIDA - March 26, 2009

North American actress Pamela Anderson has joined forces with animal rights campaigners in a bid to free apes kept in "squalid\’ captivity in the U.S. state of Florida. Anderson has written an open letter to Florida governor Charlie Crist, targeting \’road-side zoos\’ in the state, where she claims chimpanzees and other animals are kept in […]

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FROM MICE TO MONKEYS - March 25, 2009

"We use healthy mice that take medicines to have symptoms similar to the ones of Parkinson disease. We also use paralyzed mice, with injuries in the spinal cord. In 2009 we are going to re-apply the study in tamarims, at Neurosciences Institute in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte"(Época Magazine, February, 23, 2009, page 83) These phrases, which […]

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CHIMPANZEES USE BRANCHES TO GET HONEY (with video) - March 19, 2009

CHIMPANZEES USE BRANCHES TO GET HONEY (with video) Images taped by scientists in Congo Republic revealed how chimpanzees "armed" with trees\’ branches attack beehives to obtain honey. The primates prepare different tools, manufactured with trees\’ branches, to be able to break the beehives, as it is shown by a study published at International Journal of […]

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USA: FINAL PHASE OF BILL PROPOSAL H.R. 1326 - March 18, 2009

WHAT THE NEW NORTH AMERICAN LAW GUARANTEES Great Ape Protection Act – H.R. 1326, which has already been endorsed by 28 Congress men and is in the final phase for its approval in North American Congress, guarantees: It is forbidden: – Invasive research with great primates;– Federal fund will not be able to be used […]

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PASA, ONE DECADE - March 18, 2009

WORK MEETING IN UNITED STATES It has been almost one decade since the idea and PASA Project materialized. In 2000, in the first event in Uganda, a group of African sanctuaries participated of the first meeting, organized by Jane Goodall Institute and Reproduction Specialists for Conservation Group. After that pioneer meeting, called PASA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, […]

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KIDNAPPED BABY COMES BACK TO HER MOTHER - March 18, 2009

FONGOLI RESERVE, SENEGAL Anthropologist Jill Pruetz and her team put Aimee, a female 9 month-old baby chimpanzee, inside a bag less than 15 meters away of a group of chimpanzees that they were accompanied for more than 7 years. And they prayed for her. A young chimpanzee, Mike, got near, smelled the surprising delivery, took […]

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COLTAN CONFLICTS IN CONGO AND THE GORILLAS - March 18, 2009

Coltan is the main cause of a conflict which has claimed the lives of four million people since 1997 and as also caused the disappearance of several populations of gorillas. The extraction of coltan, a very rare mineral used mainly for technological purposes, has led to a long internal conflict in Congo, that since 1997 […]

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CURITIBA SANCTUARY: NEW FACILITIES ARE CONCLUDED - March 13, 2009

After more than five months of construction, Curitiba Sanctuary concluded the building work of a new enclosure to great primates, which is considered as a model and as the most advanced to home them. The enclosure, which has an internal area with a dining hall and bedroom with more than two floors high, has controlled […]

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ZOO CHIMP PLANNED ATTACKS - March 13, 2009

Study in Sweden shows that chimpanzees has consciousness related to memory March 9th 2009: A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors, according to a paper published this week in journal Current Biology. Keepers at Furuvik Zoo found that the chimpanzee Santino collected and stored stones that he […]

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NEW VIDEO ALERT ABOUT PRIMATE TRAFFICKING TO LABS - March 13, 2009

March 7th 2009:  NGO Animal Defenders International (ADI) published a new report and launched a video that show the primate trafficking that supply cruel lab experiment in three continents. The video has images done by an investigator inside Huntington Life Sciences (HLS) lab, the main target of international organization Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), whose […]

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CHIMPANZEE ART AT GALLERY 14 - March 13, 2009

SAVE THE CHIMPS SANCTUARY Save the Chimps Sanctuary, from Fort Pierce, Florida, has several artists among their guests, who help to maintain that extraordinary project and its pictorial work. See the paintings: Galleria 14 website – http://www.gallery14verobeach.com/

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PE ADVOCATE CRIES FOUL OVER SUPER BOWL SIMIANS - March 9, 2009

February, 12, 2009: What do chimpanzees and motor oil have in commonω If you said nothing, you probably missed Super Bowl 43, when these otherwise incongruent entities shared the screen in a 30-second commercial for Castrol Edge. In the spot (titled "Grease Monkeys" despite the fact that its simian stars are not monkeys but apes), […]

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CHIMPANZEES REFINE TOOLS TO CATCH TERMITES - March 5, 2009

AT CONGO BAY More than 40 years ago, Jane Goodall did the first observations that surprised the world. She discovered that chimpanzees used tools to catch termites inside their nests. Now it has been discovered that they have developed their own technology. The branches rods they used to "fish" were converted in a kind of […]

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TODAY, 11:30PM: ABC NIGHTLINE BRINGS CHIMPANZEES TORTURE IN LABS - March 4, 2009

BREAKING STORY Tune in to ABC-TV Nightline tonight Dear Supporter: Please tune in to Nightline tonight (Wed. 03/04 11:30pm EST). This evening\’s broadcast* features an expose of the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC). The 9 month undercover investigation of NIRC brings the sad realities of a chimpanzee\’s life in a lab to millions of viewers.  We ask […]

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BRAZIL BREAKS SPECIAL HUMAN BRAIN MYTH - March 3, 2009

Since we gave start to our fight to show to Brazil and to the world that the great primates are our closest relatives, brothers for us, cousins for other people, something appeared to make things more difficult. The obstacles were created by some scientists, who affirmed that the human being was different and special because […]

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