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More assorted fun at the zoo

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

Lowry Park Zoo

Japanese Macaques (Nihonzaru 日本猿)

I remember being amazed when I saw these Japanese Snow Macaques on the telly on a wildlife documentary. It was a great privilege to have had the opportunity to sit and watch these remarkable primates living their lives in the freeezing cold Japanese Alps. 337 more words

Biology

For first time, chimpanzee observed performing funeral rites for dead as mother cleans the body of 'Thomas'

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

News

Ngamba Island -Chimp viewing and Birding

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

Travel

Sic semper tyrannis

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

Gorilla

The fact that gorilla faces are so similar to human ones makes it possible to see real personality in their facial expressions. They also make it obvious when they don’t want their photos taken. 106 more words

Lemurs use toxic millipedes as insecticides, get high as a byproduct

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

Animal Behavior