Dian Fossey Google Doodle Honors Gorilla Expert (Time Magazine)

Today’s Google Doodle honors American zoologist Dian Fossey (1932-1985), who was a leading authority on mountain gorillas in Africa. Read full article here: http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/01/16/dian-fossey-google-doodle-honors-gorilla-expert/

Bonobos Stay Young Longer: Unlike Humans and Chimpanzees, Bonobos Retain Elevated Thyroid Hormones Well Into Adulthood

Despite the fact that chimpanzees and bonobos share similar starting conditions at birth they develop different behavioural patterns later in life. These differences might be caused by different hormone levels. Read full article at:…Read More

Amazing images of Bonobos -- unique great apes that make love not war

Amazing images of Bonobos in this month's issue of National Geographics (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/bonobos/quammen-text). Please share with others that may care about bonobos.

Bonobos featured in March 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine

The amazing work of Claudine Andre and the endangered Bonobos that she works so hard to care for and protect in the Democratic Republic of Congo are featured in this month's issue of National Geographic magazine. Read more... HERE…Read More

Wow! Gorillas Seen Dismantling Deadly Poacher Traps

Staff at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda recently witnessed two 4-year-olds and a teenage mountain gorilla work together to destroy the types of snares that have killed at least two young gorillas this year. It was also the…Read More

Ape sanctuary: $25,000 needed to keep bonobos

Bonobo Hope Great Ape Sanctuary on Tuesday announced it will move its seven bonobos out of Des Moines and presumably close unless donors provide an additional $25,000 by May 15. ...more at:…Read More

Orangutans stressed by eco-tourists

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Gorillas put off their food and stressed out orangutans, could nature tourism be bad for wild animals' health? It's an idea that has been suggested in a recent report that tested for stress hormones in orangutan excrement. (Read more here)…Read More
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