Monkey Portraits

I've heard of Jill Greenberg's new book titled, Monkey Portraits but I haven't had a chance to look through it. A post from One Digital Life, reminded me of it. Greenberg's fame stems off of taking celebrity portraits, and a few years ago one of her photography sessions included taking pictures of a monkey. Greenberg... Continue Reading →

Carol Noon’s Center for Captive Chimpanzee Care

Carol Noon, an athropologist with a PhD from the University of Florida, has managed to do what no one else has done for chimpanzees. She bought over 200 acres of land to build what will be the largest chimpanzee refuge in the world. When it's complete in 2008, 291 chimps will roam virtually free on... Continue Reading →

Monkey see, monkey do

Paul Wren, from Wanna be an Anthropologist, emailed me this article, "Neonatal Imitation in Rhesus Macaques" the other night. I'm not surprised that John Hawks has already commented on it, but even super-blog Boing Boing has posted on it! The research shows that through several behavioral tests, like infant humans, newborn Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)... Continue Reading →

Albino Pygmy Marmosets Twins Born

I have a bit of good news bad news. First the good. On September 1st, 2006, the Frösö Zoo in Ostersund, Sweden welcomed the birth of two albino pygmy marmoset twins. These pygmy marmosets are exceedingly rare, and it is not because they're twins... pygmy marmosets are typically born in pairs. The significance of their... Continue Reading →

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