New Species Of Giant Lemur Found In Madagascar

P.kelyus maxilla fragment. Photo from LiveScience. Remains of a new giant lemur species, Palaeopropithecus kelyus, was found in Madagascar. Dominique Gommery, a paleontologist at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France said that the discovery confirms 20 years of speculation on its existence. So far, there are 3 species of giant lemurs... Continue Reading →

A New Malaria Pathogen Found In Chimpanzees From Gabon

Plasmodium falciparum is the protozoan parasite that causes malaria in humans and ultimately the death of 2-3 million people a year. If you didn't know, malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem. Only one other malaria causing protozoan, a sister species of the P. falciparum parasite, P.... Continue Reading →

Orangutans Found Cannibalizing Own Babies

Reported in gorillas and documented in chimpanzees, some apes actually cannibalize their own species. However, there were reports of orangutans cannibalizing their own babies were reported in the same forest area of Indonesia, just one month apart from each other. This might be the first report of an ape eating its own offspring. "Cannibalism has... Continue Reading →

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