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The Difference Between Monkeys and Apes

One of the most common mistakes I hear at the zoo is visitors misidentifying the animals. One time I was walking by an African Painted Dog (aka African Wild Dog) exhibit, and I overheard a mother saying to her children, “Oh look! 453 more words

Small monkeys taking over the Amazon, when larger ones are hunted

The barbecued leg of a spider monkey might not be your idea of a sumptuous dinner, but to the Matsés or one of the fifteen tribes in voluntary isolation in Peru, it is the result of a successful hunt and a proud moment for the hunter’s family. 110 more words

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Trip to the zoo!

My trusty photography friend, Sue, and I went to the local zoo here in Birmingham to shoot some animals.  Well, not to “shoot” them.  That wouldn’t be nice.   132 more words


Primate Calls for Reconciliation in Letter

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Credit: Michael Hudson for General Synod Communications

In a pastoral letter, The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of Canada, speaks about the silence and need for reconciliation in the profound brokenness we most often feel when we experience the Good Friday liturgy. 224 more words

Holy Week

Rare Primate

This is the Lion Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus), endemic to the Western Ghats region of southwest India. They live in scattered pockets of mountain rainforest which is becoming increasingly fragmented due to tea and coffee plantations.


The PSGB Spring Conference

The Primate Society of Great Britain Spring Conference 2014 was my first scientific conference, and the first time I have presented my work to the scientific primate community. 420 more words