Newborn mountain gorilla in the Congo

If you've been following Paulin Ngobobo's (senior warden with the Congolese wildlife authorities) blog Gorilla Protection, you've already seen this great pictures... but I can't help but spread the good news. A newborn mountain gorilla was born on February 17th, 2007 in the Mikeno sector in the Congo. Here are the great pictures and info... Continue Reading →

FEELIX Growing: Robots and the animal mind

BBC News recently reported on a pretty interesting three-year long research project that is not the typical non-human primate-focused research we usually highlight on this site, but I couldn’t resist bringing it up. The project, FEELIX Growing, a multi-national project is aiming to create robots that read and react to humans in an appropriate manner.... Continue Reading →

Unexpected birth at Chimp Haven

Photo by Amy Fultz Despite all residents receiving vasectomies prior to arrival at Chimp Haven, the caregivers stumbled upon a surprise yesterday morning... a healthy baby chimpanzee in the arms of her mother. Chimp Haven reports that their next step is to determine paternity and address the failed vasectomy. This is an interesting occurrence given... Continue Reading →

Examining the genetic variation between humans and chimpanzees may help develop cures for several diseases

In a paper from the November issue of Genome Research, researchers from the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the National Health Research Institutes are closely examining the genetic variation between humans and chimpanzees (I don’t have access to it yet – free online access is available to Genome Research articles 6 months after publication,... Continue Reading →

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