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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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
AP (July 4, 2014) Performance capture actor Terry Notary is the best in the world at moving his human body like an ape. Notary makes the chimps come alive in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' He talks about his craft ... watch video
AFP (Jan. 18, 2016) A baby orangutan found sick and abandoned has made a swift recovery, and is playing happily with another young ape at an Indonesian rescue centre.
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Sep. 29, 2016 Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors ... read more
Sep. 29, 2016 Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A rare and improbable mutation in a protein encoded by an influenza virus renders the virus defenseless against the body's immune system. This discovery could provide a new ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Scientists trying to solve the ultimate puzzle -- the architecture of the human genome -- have snapped another piece into place. They have developed a model to explain one part of the mechanism, the ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A new study offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four billion years ago. The study questions the "RNA world" hypothesis, a theory for how RNA ... read more
Feb. 24, 2016 Young children will spontaneously invent tool behaviors to solve novel problems, without the help of adults, much as non-human great apes have been observed to do. The findings are contrary to the ... read more
Sep. 17, 2015 Remember the scene in the classic movie 'Alien,' when that creepiest of creatures bursts out of John Hurt's belly as he writhes in pain? Well, according to a new study, great apes are ... 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