I've been meaning to post about this interesting find for almost two weeks now, but I haven't gotten around to it until now. What you see is a very impressive statue of a gorilla made out of coat hangers. The artist that I tip my hat to is David Mach.
I just stumbled upon a new-to-me primatology blog that I wanted to share with you. The blog, DNApes, comes from Mimi Arandjelovic, a graduate student at the Max Planck power house of anthropology and is chock full of good posts. Mimi studies variation in male-transmitted Y-chromosome of gorillas, which is extremely important given that gorillas... Continue Reading →
Gorilla Protection links us up to an excellent report done by Al Jazeera on the threats to mountain gorillas. It's a bit long, but it is really well done. Before you check out the video, another dead gorilla has been found.
Pattty, one of our regulars, emailed me with this hilarious advertisement involving a man dressed up as a gorilla and rocking out to Phil Collins. I'm pretty sure it will liven up your Monday blues.
Thanks to Afarensis, I got my hands on Chororapithecus abyssinicus paper, "A new species of great ape from the late Miocene epoch in Ethiopia," and I have read it. A lot of things have been clarified, such as my misunderstanding that the nine teeth were from one individual. The nine teeth are from at least... Continue Reading →
A new Nature paper announces a new species of Miocene great ape, Chororapithecus abyssinicus, and both the press and the blogosphere are having a field day with this publication. From our neck of the woods, Afarensis, P.Z. Myers and John Hawks have commented on the paper and from the press Jay Kelly, Peter Andrews, and... Continue Reading →
Leaving stoic stereotypes behind, this silverback shows his playful side with a caregiver. Having no idea what the TV show is about, I find it best to watch the video without any sound. Thanks to the Tonia at the Gorilla Keepers Forum for pointing it out!
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 →
So I'll be straight up honest with you here, I'm still a bit shell shocked with this comment left this evening that basically defending the bushmeat industry. I know there are always whack jobs out there, but this person really took the cake; his or her arguments for bushmeat, or 'survival foods' as they term... Continue Reading →
Since primate brains and sexual dimorphism are topics that are still fresh on our minds after this morning's post, I figured I should let you know about a new publication that came out of the open access journal BMC Biology on the differences between male and female primate brain structures and how they developed. It... Continue Reading →