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'Dungeon' chimps feel grass for 1st timeupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 16:50:00

CNN's John Zarrella takes you behind the scenes as one-time research chimps are moved to a sanctuary home.

Laboratory chimps get a new lease on lifeupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 16:50:00

Shortly after her birth, Moesha was taken away from her mother and sent to a laboratory for a life of medical testing.

Meet one of the oldest chimpanzees in captivityupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 09:01:00

Senior citizens are common in Florida but one 74-year-old is in a class of her own: "Little Mama" is believed to be the oldest chimpanzee in captivity.

Tracking Rwanda's mountain gorillasupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 23:20:00

Take a journey of discovery to north western Rwanda in search of the majestic mountain gorilla.

Orangutans stressed by eco-touristsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:44:00

Gorillas put off their food and stressed out orangutans, could nature tourism be bad for wild animals' health?

Claim of octogenarian chimp prompts questionsupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 22:57:00

A Florida primate sanctuary on Thursday maintained its chimpanzee named Cheetah, who died last week, was more than 80 years old and acted in the Tarzan movies during the 1930s, amid doubts about his age.

Cheetah, chimp from Tarzan films, diesupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 12:36:00

Condolences poured in to a Florida primate sanctuary Wednesday after it announced the death of Cheetah, a chimpanzee that the sanctuary said starred in the Tarzan movies during the 1930s.

People.com: Jane Goodall Teams Up with Angelina Jolie in New Filmupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 08:08:00

The actress and activist teams with chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall

Planet of the walking apes?updated: Thu Mar 10 2011 05:51:00

American Morning spotlights a 21-year-old silverback gorilla who has started walking like a human.

How the human penis lost its spinesupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 05:51:00

You've read the headline, and it probably made you giggle. Go ahead. Get it out of your system. Then take a deep breath and consider how evolution affected a few specific body parts, and why.

Gabon arrests 5 for trafficking in illegal animal partsupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 09:56:00

Authorities in Gabon have arrested five people for dealing in illegal animal parts, which included the heads of a gorilla and 12 chimpanzees, according to Conservation Justice, a wildlife preservation group.

Confiscated animal partsupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 09:56:00

Five people are arrested in Gabon for dealing in illegal animal parts.

New Mexico chimps won't be used in additional research, pending reviewupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 15:19:00

More than 180 chimpanzees, used in research testing for decades and set to be transferred from a New Mexico colony to a Texas research facility for possible use in further testing, will not be moved pending a review of the situation, officials said.

Study: Mountain gorilla population growingupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 14:34:00

The number of mountain gorillas, which are a critically endangered species, has increased by more than 26% in regions in eastern Africa, according to a new survey released Friday.

Young chimps in the wild show signs of doll play, report findsupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 20:42:00

It's just days till Christmas, and many young girls around the world will be thrilled to find little dolls under the tree to play with.

Orphaned gorillas find a safe havenupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 05:19:00

In a remote, rural area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has opened the country's first rehabilitation center for Grauer's gorillas.

The endangered gorillas of Gomaupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 05:19:00

Conservationists plan a bold experiment, reintroducing orphaned, endangered gorillas back into their forest habitat.

Fighting for animal rightsupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 01:49:00

Lebanon has become a hub for the trade in endangered species, but moves are being made to protect the animals.

Richardson: USDA should halt scheduled chimp transferupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 14:55:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson thinks Flo the chimpanzee needs a friend.

Rescue center steps in to slim down obese orangutanupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 13:09:00

A South African has become so fat on her diet of marshmallows that she's been taken to England to lose weight.

Obese orangutan begins weight loss planupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 13:09:00

An obese orangutan arrives in England to lose weight. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports.

Not-so-stupid animal tricksupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 10:05:00

For centuries, philosophers claimed that the ability to make tools separated man from beast.

'Shoes are the devil'updated: Tue Feb 16 2010 18:07:00

CNN's Ashley Fantz catches up with author and barefoot ultrarunner Christopher McDougall as he describes his shoeless inspiration.

Running debate: Bare or in shoes?updated: Tue Feb 16 2010 18:07:00

Terry Chiplin didn't need a Harvard study to tell him what he's known for years.

Stevie Wonder false alarmupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 12:58:00

Stevie Wonder is interrupted by an alarm during a speech after being named UN International Messenger of Peace.

Stevie Wonder named UN 'Messenger of Peace'updated: Thu Dec 03 2009 12:58:00

Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has a new title on his resume: United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Saving Sumatra's orangutansupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 22:45:00

CNN's Arwa Damon joins some orangutans at a jungle rehabilitation center.

Saving orangutans before extinction in Sumatraupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 22:45:00

A loud crack echoes throughout the canopy as two young orangutans come tumbling down, grasping at branches along the way to break their fall. They recover and sheepishly scamper back up.

Jane Goodall's mission of hopeupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 00:57:00

Environmentalist and humanitarian, Jane Goodall talks to African Voices about her humanitarian project "Roots & shoots."

Jane Goodall: animal activistupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 00:57:00

Jane Goodall left her home in London for the wilds of Africa when she was just 26-years-old driven by the love of and the fascination for animals.

Goodall: Chimps' plight inspired Jackson's 'Heal the World'updated: Sat Oct 24 2009 11:43:00

A famed primatologist says the plight of chimpanzees helped inspire Michael Jackson to write the song "Heal the World."

Oldest human skeleton offers new clues to evolutionupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 12:16:00

The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say.

Controlling the jealousy monsterupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 11:32:00

Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches.

Eco Solutions' Green Inspirationsupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 04:19:00

What motivates someone to dedicate their life to save the planet? From art and conservation to activism and philanthropy, people from all walks of life are doing extraordinary things in the name of environmentalism.

Islands drowningupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 04:19:00

One photographer's quest to save a remote island from global warming. CNN's Kyung Lah reports

Researchers say they found malaria's origin: In chimpsupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 11:01:00

Nathan Wolfe is a hunter, but he doesn't carry a gun. His prey are invisible to the naked eye.

Researchers identify new strain of HIV derived from gorillasupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 18:28:00

French researchers have identified a new human immunodeficiency virus, the first derived from gorillas, a report said Monday.

Bubbles lives retiree lifeupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 17:06:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports Bubbles, Michael Jackson's one-time pet chimp, is living happily in a Florida sanctuary.

Jackson's chimp Bubbles enjoys life out of public eyeupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 17:06:00

Bubbles gained fame over two decades ago as Michael Jackson's simian companion. Now at age 26, Bubbles has retired to the Center for Great Apes outside Wauchula, Florida.

People.com: Whatever Happened to Michael Jackson's Chimp Bubbles?updated: Tue Jun 30 2009 10:27:00

The 26-year-old former companion of the King of Pop is now living the good life at a Florida primate sanctuary

Clever birds rival chimpanzees in tool useupdated: Wed May 27 2009 22:31:00

Researchers have found that rooks, a member of the crow family, are capable of using and making tools despite not doing so in the wild.

Astronauts pay respects to 'space chimps'updated: Fri May 01 2009 13:51:00

The chimpanzees could sense something was different.

New population of endangered orangutans foundupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 04:35:00

Conservationists have found a new population of orangutans in a steep, mountainous corner of Indonesia -- a discovery that significantly adds to the number of the endangered red-haired primates.

Jane Goodall: State of the planetupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 00:26:00

CNN's Anna Coren speaks to renowned primatologist Jane Goodall about the big environmental issues facing the world today.

Humane Society alleges mistreatment at primate centerupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 18:21:00

The Humane Society has accused a federally funded primate center of mistreating chimpanzees and other primates, saying that some animals showed signs of psychosis and self-mutilation.

Official: Even chimps in tutus can be viciousupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:17:00

Images of chimpanzees on television or in the movies depict cute, cuddly and smart animals. So it's no wonder that some people, perhaps those with exotic tastes, may seek them out as pets.

Chimp sanctuaryupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:17:00

CNN's John Zarrella visits the Save the Chimps facility in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Woman's life in danger after chimp attackupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 12:00:00

A woman has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a pet chimpanzee attacked her at a friend's home in Stamford, Connecticut, police said.

Chimp killed after rampageupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 12:00:00

A chimp kept as a house pet is killed after attacking its owner's friend. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Police shoot, kill chimp that attacked womanupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 22:24:00

A woman has been hospitalized with serious injuries to her face, neck and hands after a pet chimpanzee attacked her at a friend's home in Stamford, Connecticut.

CNN Heroes: Blue Ribbon Panelupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 21:31:00

A distinguished group of people took on the daunting job of deciding which CNN Heroes would make the final cut

CNN Heroes: Meet the Blue Ribbon Panelupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 21:31:00

The selection of 2008's Top 10 CNN Heroes was made by a Blue Ribbon Panel of distinguished leaders and humanitarians. All of our judges are themselves heroes to others through their continuing commitment to public service.

People.com: Pierce Brosnan Favors Charlize as Costar, Obama as Presidentupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 10:20:00

The actor is lauded with wife Keeley for their activism and talks about living green

More than 100,000 rare gorillas found in Congoupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 21:00:00

An estimated 125,000 Western lowland gorillas are living in a swamp in equatorial Africa, researchers reported Tuesday, double the number of the endangered primates thought to survive worldwide.

Gorilla discoveryupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 21:00:00

Researchers find that the population of a rare gorilla is larger than thought, CNN's Rusty Dornin reports.

Time.com: Good News: Gorillas Thrive updated: Tue Aug 05 2008 18:25:00

Conservationists find 125,000 undiscovered western lowland gorillas in Africa, suggesting the species is safe

Report: Nearly half world's primates face extinctionupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 11:30:00

Almost 50 percent of the world's primates are in danger of extinction, according to a report from an international conservation group that cites habitat destruction and hunting as the two greatest threats.

Time.com: Study: Orangutan Populations Declining Sharplyupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 20:30:00

Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action isn't taken

Apes watch Iowa floodwaters from on highupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 15:20:00

Orangutans and bonobos in one of North America's leading ape research centers are spending time high in their habitats to escape Iowa floodwaters, officials said Monday.

Time.com: Researchers Find Monkeys That Fishupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 11:00:00

Groups of long-tailed macaques were observed four times over the past eight years scooping up small fish with their hands and eating them along rivers

Fortune: Book review: This chimp was no monkeyupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 14:12:00

Sometimes I stumble across a book that leaves essential details unexplained and critical questions unanswered, that stacks the deck in its identification of villains and heroes, and whose author tries to adopt a pose of cool disinterest but can't suppress partisan passion.

Scientists fight to save the last Java gibbonsupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 16:09:00

Primatologist Dr. Jatna Supriatna scans the treetops in a national park on the island of Java, looking for gibbons. This area is home to about 150 of the remaining 4,000 Java gibbons. These highly acrobatic creatures are easy prey on the ground and live well above it in the jungle canopy.

Love, gibbon styleupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 16:09:00

The gibbon mating game makes rehabilitation challenging. CNN's Arwa Damon looks at an effort to save the primate.

Time.com: Gorillas in a Trystupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 17:00:00

Primatologists in the Congo photograph a rare sight: western gorillas mating face-to-face. An ape sexual revolution?

Hotshot monkeys* in scienceupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 16:00:00

It's a common theory that, given enough time (and food ... and ink ribbon), a million monkeys on a million typewriters will eventually bang out the works of Shakespeare. But that only goes for average monkeys.

Time.com: What Makes Us Moralupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 19:30:00

Morality and empathy are writ deep in our genes, as are savagery and bloodlust. Science is learning what makes us both noble and terrible--and perhaps what can make us better

Time.com: Saving Monkeys from Extinctionupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 10:00:00

A recent census of the world's primate population finds that many of them are in danger of disappearing

Time.com: Babies Vs. Chimps: Who's Smarter?updated: Thu Sep 06 2007 15:00:00

In the first study of its kind, researchers pit human toddlers head-to-head against baby apes. The human kids won -- but what's important is why

Time.com: A Monkey Advocate Lands Behind Bars updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 10:55:00

A famed Brazilian scientist goes to jail for stealing jungle animals. But he says his conviction is pure monkey business

Jane Goodall Talk Asia transcriptupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 23:50:00

AS: CNN's Andrew Stevens JG: Jane Goodall

What makes us humanupdated: Sun Oct 01 2006 04:06:00

(Time.com) -- You don't have to be a biologist or an anthropologist to see how closely the great apes -- gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans -- resemble us.

Chimps 'could hold key' to HIV vaccineupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 11:58:00

A geneticist from the University of Nottingham has told an HIV Aids conference in Durban, South Africa, that a group of threatened chimpanzees could hold "vital clues" in the treatment of the disease.

Then & Now: Jane Goodallupdated: Mon Feb 07 2005 05:52:00

She began her career with no academic credentials, but decades later, Jane Goodall has evolved into a world-renowned primatologist who teaches young people about environmental protection.

Building innovation into the wallsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 12:46:00

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has long been one of the world's top science and technology faculties.

Fossil may be ancestor of humans, apesupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 13:54:00

Scientists in Spain announced Thursday that they've unearthed a 13 million-year-old fossilized skeleton of an ape that is possibly a common ancestor of humans and great apes, including orangutans, bonobos, chimps and gorillas.

Chimp youngsters a lot like humans updated: Mon Apr 19 2004 17:04:00

Check out a day care center or ask parents raising boys and girls: Many will say little boys and little girls learn and do things differently.

Fortune: Alpha Romeosupdated: Mon Aug 11 2003 00:01:00

In the dangerous, hairy, backbiting world of baboons, the struggle to attain alpha-male status and power is all about sex. Unlike gibbons, who mate for life, or bonobos, who scurry off to the intim...

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