Pretty birds in the aviaries.
Cutest family at the zoo.
This gives a whole new meaning to “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” 34 more words
A chimpanzee has been filmed using tools to apparently clean the corpse of its adopted offspring, the first hint that animals other than humans may have mortuary practices. 306 more words
Ngamba Island is a chimpanzee sanctuary for 49 orphaned chimps currently. Numbers may continue to grow because of the illicit trade of chimps. Lucky enough there is an organization like the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and wildlife trust (CSWCT) an NGO that has taken it upon themselves with the support of donors to provide exceptional care to the chimps. 455 more words
As John Wilkes Booth fired the shot that killed President Lincoln, he is reported to have shouted “sic semper tyrannis”. This Latin phrase, meaning “thus always to tyrants”, is sometimes attributed to Brutus at the scene of Julius Caesar’s assassination (although the evidence for this is scant). 280 more words
From BBC One program, “Spy in the Wild”, we learn that lemurs not only rub millipedes on their skin to deter insects (mostly mosquitoes who are repelled by the millipedes’ benzoquinones), but also seem to get high from chemicals in the ‘pedes. 43 more words