Woolly monkeys are hard to miss in Colombia’s jungles. Now, they face extinction.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
Ready player one?
It's time programmers looked out old computer text adventures like Zork and Colossal Cave from the 1970s and 1980s.
War for the Planet of the Apes used no real primates.
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Using real apes and monkeys as actors in film and TV encourages people to see them as pets.
The Monkeypox virus was isolated most recently in 2012 from a dead infant mangabey (species of monkey) in Ivory Coast.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
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Digital and animal cultures pose a profound challenge to the law’s recognition of human uniqueness.
Our secret? We're better at sharing our ideas.
The fabulous red-shanked douc.
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Our closest relatives are being wiped out and it's all our fault.
One of Newcastle’s macaque monkeys.
Without research on primates, we wouldn't be able to understand the human brain – or repair it.
The best of friends.
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Because primates have relationships too you know.
New research shows macaques can show autism-like behaviour.
Detail of Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with monkeys 1943.
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The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo kept monkeys as pets and painted them often. They symbolised the children she couldn't have and were worshipped as gods of fertility in Aztec times.
But I asked for green highlights!
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There must be some evolutionary force acting to maintain this visual 'defect'.
Chimpanzees self medicate by eating rough leaves to get rid of parasites.
A number of monkey species eat rough leaves, soils and charcoal to treat or prevent diseases.
The core habitat of the notorious chacma baboon is becoming smaller due to human takeover.
The iconic southern African Chacma baboon is in danger. The species is facing a population decline.
The climax of popular simianisation was the hugely successful classic of Hollywood’s horror factory, King Kong.
Animalisation remains a malicious and effective form of dehumanisation. Simianisation is a version of this strategy, which historically manifested a lethal combination of sexism and racism.
Roaring ursine howler monkeys in Venezuela.
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Social organisation plays a key role in the wide variation seen in the size of male howler monkey calls and the size of their testes.
Calm down, kids. You don’t want to end up short like uncle Harry now do you?
Infant monkeys who play more develop better motor skills even though they grow more slowly, a study has found.
Manifesto pledge: free oranges for all.
Social animals also have societies to run and voters to please.
What’s up, bro?
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