A newborn baby Western lowland gorilla naps in the arms of Frala, its mother at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. It is about a week old and we don't know if the new addition is male or female.
This image puts a whole new perspective to the Nintendo classic game, Donkey Kong. At the San Fransisco Zoo, a boy dropped his Nintendo DS into the gorilla enclosure. The following happened. I'm particularly loving the little one's expression and body language. From Spicuzza Photo Today blog by way of Gamesradar and The Escapist
San Diego Zoo welcomed the birth of a new baby gorilla last month. I just found the photos on ZooBorn, a blog that you maybe interested in if you're into newborn animals. The details of the birth are documented on the ZooBorn post, so jump on over there to read up. Otherwise, enjoy these photos... Continue Reading →
A couple of the most popular posts of all time, here at Primatology.net, have been the cute-overload-esque ones, such as the baby macaque and white pigeon friendship and the orangutan and Sumatran tiger bond. Similar to the latter story, a new one has emerged of a chimpanzee named Anjana 'adopting' two white tiger cubs named... Continue Reading →
Pictured in this post is Conchita, a three-week-old white-naped mangabey monkey who is being hand-reared at London Zoo. Her mother is recovering from a cesarean. Photos were found from this news piece.
Tool use among orangutans was first documented by Carel van Schaik. In 1994, Carel observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat, while conducting field work in Gunung Leuser National Park, in the northwest Sumatra. Specifically the orangutans were using sticks to pry open pulpy fruits that have "Plexiglas needles" capable of delivering a painful... Continue Reading →
With all the depressing news of gorillas being slaughtered and primates being brought closer to extinction, I wanted to share this photograph of an abandoned baby macaque, who was taken in by an animal hospital in Goangdong Province, China. He was very lonely until he made friends with a white pigeon. In many cultures, the... Continue Reading →
One of Time Magazine's "Hero's for the Planet 2000", known for discovering new species (Callicebus bernhardi, Callicebus stephennashi, etc.) and focusing his attentions on protecting the rainforest has been convicted of failing to apply for a permit on behalf of the monkey refuge in his Brazilian home. It seems that without the permit (or license)... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I shared with you news about the recently orphaned baby gorilla, Ndakasi. In today's post I will show you a graphic photo of his dead mother. Her name is Rubiga, and she was shot in the back of the head. A autopsy confirmed this, removing two bullets from the back of her head. I... Continue Reading →