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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Marine Disease Likely to Follow Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching

Nov. 28, 2016 — Higher water temperatures in 2016 caused the worst destruction of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, report experts. And this may be followed by devastating outbreaks of ... read more

Virologists Unravel Mystery of Late 20th Century Gibbon Leukaemia Outbreak

Nov. 17, 2016 — The mystery of an outbreak of lymphoma and leukaemia in gibbon colonies in the US, Bermuda and Thailand in the late 1960s and early 1970s has been solved by animal disease ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — Chimpanzees routinely fish for algae during the dry season in Bakoun, Guinea, using long and robust sticks as a tool, researchers have ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — Support from family and friends significantly reduces stress in wild chimpanzees, both during conflicts with rival groups and during everyday affiliation, report ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — Male chimpanzees are focused on offspring rather than building relationships with females, new research on humans' closest living relatives ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — A babysitter can make a big difference in a parent's life. For wild chimps in Uganda, it may even mean that mothers can wean their infants faster, which can allow them to reproduce again more ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Hunting has dramatically reduced the diversity of animal communities in forests near villages in Gabon and may also be driving declines in similar landscapes across 53% of Central Africa, report ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — As people age, they often find that it's more difficult to see things up close. Reading a newspaper suddenly requires a good pair of reading glasses or bifocals. Now, researchers find that the ... read more

Nigeria's Superhighway Threatens Local Communities, Elephants, and Gorillas

Oct. 28, 2016 — A proposed superhighway in Nigeria’s Cross River State will displace 180 indigenous communities and threaten one of the world’s great centers of biodiversity if completed, according to ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have revealed ancient gene mixing between chimpanzees and bonobos, humankind's closest relatives, showing parallels with Neanderthal mixing in human ancestry. The ... read more

Bushmeat Hunting Threatens Mammal Populations and Ecosystems, Poses Food Security Threat

Oct. 20, 2016 — The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, ... read more

Population Analysis Suggests Grauer's Gorilla Is Critically Endangered

Oct. 19, 2016 — Grauer's gorilla, which is confined to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is now Critically Endangered, according to a new study. This is the first analysis of the Grauer's gorilla ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — New research provides the first detailed look at how social status among wild chimpanzees changes throughout their lifetimes. For wild chimpanzees, social status is more than just a matter of pride. ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The first documented evidence of wild chimpanzee mothers teaching their offspring to use tools has been captured by video cameras set to record chimpanzee tool-using activity at termite mounds in the ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — We all know that the way someone sees the world, and the way it really is, aren't always the same. This ability to recognize that someone's beliefs may differ from reality has long been ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — Tarsiers -- tiny, carnivorous primates -- are our distant cousins, according to scientists who sequenced and analyzed the tarsier genome. Their findings place tarsiers on the evolutionary branch that ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A first of its kind study found that wild-born, rehabilitated bonobos (Pan paniscus) can be efficient nut-crackers with a skill level not that different from wild ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Megalolamna paradoxodon is the name of a new extinct shark described by an international research team who based their discovery on fossilized teeth up to 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) tall found from ... read more

A New Pathogen in Africa Causes Anthrax-Like Disease in Wild and Domestic Animals

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new study reports that a related bacillus with distinct genetic and biological characteristics causes anthrax-like disease in chimps, gorillas, elephants, and goats from four different African ... read more

Sep. 4, 2016 — The Eastern gorilla -- the largest living primate -- has been listed as Critically Endangered due to illegal hunting, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened ... read more

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