Heart disease is a leading killer of great apes in captivity. Atlanta's zoo is home to the Great Ape Heart Project, which is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and treating heart disease in the four types of great apes.
AP (Apr. 15, 2013) Zookeepers released video from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas, where they say several Canada geese wound up in the ape's enclosure. The gorilla approaches a goose, but the bird flaps its wings and ... watch video
FORA.tv (Dec. 22, 2014) Explaining How We Differ From Our Closest Ape Relatives
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Walking upright on two legs is the hallmark of the human lineage. Understanding when ... watch video
Reuters (June 3, 2013) Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have identified a blood protein they say can reverse the aging process in mouse hearts. After introducing the protein into the hearts of old mice, the ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (Apr. 14, 2015) A go-pro camera captures the moment a chimpanzee uses a stick to destroy a drone flying around an ape enclosure in a Netherlands zoo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Reuters (May 13, 2012) The Denver Zoo is vying to become the greenest zoo in the world with the installation of a new energy system run entirely on waste. Using a process called gasification - engineers at the zoo have ... watch video
AP (Apr. 6, 2012) If you've ever wanted to feed a Komodo dragon, Zoo Atlanta can make that happen. The Georgia zoo has started a new program that allows visitors to get closer than ever to some of the exotic ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 21, 2013) Due to human encroachment, habitat destruction, illegal hunting and disease, many animals are facing the danger of extinction.
The ape family has not avoided this fate, as many of its species are ... watch video
Aug. 31, 2015 Researchers have long been puzzled by two rapid and widespread changes in the abundance and distribution of North Pacific plankton and fish species that impacted the region's economically important ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 A new study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Among birds, the line between species is often blurry. Some closely related species interbreed where their ranges overlap, producing hybrid offspring. In the coastal marshes ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Thousands of new species are identified every year, and new and efficient methods are needed to document this diversity and to make information about new species available to ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 The process of endocytosis -- how cells 'eat' by absorbing molecules -- drives rapid embryonic healing, scientists have discovered. They suggest the results should be used to ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 As global population rises and finite resources dwindle, farmers need new, more sustainable ways to control pests. Now, ecologists have found a safe, sustainable and cost-effective new pest control. ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Viruses are able to redirect the functioning of cells in order to infect them. Inspired by their mode of action, scientists have designed a "chemical virus" that can cross ... read more
May 21, 2014 Newly analyzed tooth samples from the great apes of the Miocene indicate that the same dietary specialization that allowed the apes to move from Africa to Eurasia may have led to their extinction. ... read more
May 1, 2013 An integrative anatomy expert says the shape of an 11.8-million-year-old specimen's pelvis indicates that it lived near the beginning of the great ape evolution, after the lesser apes had ... read more
June 13, 2012 Scientists have completed the genome of the bonobo -- the final great ape to be sequenced. Bonobos, which together with chimpanzees are the closest living relatives of humans, are known for their ... read more
Oct. 6, 2010 Great apes might be much more similar to us – and just as smart – than science has led us to believe. A new study will examine the extent to which common designs of comparative psychology ... read more