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Calgary Zoo gorilla in critical condition following emergency surgery

One of the Calgary Zoo’s western lowland gorillas is fighting for its life, although keepers are encouraged by the primate’s small signs of improvement.

“Zuri is still in critical condition. 602 more words

Local News

Colobus Cemetery

This is to all the fallen Colobus heroes. The monkeys who took the ultimate leap of faith and “agreed” to be captured; by design, ignorance or sheer stupidity no matter. 121 more words


Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park

I remember one of the first thoughts I had when I found out I was coming to Rwanda for my fellowship – GORILLAS! Since the age of 10 I have been wanting to meet gorillas and orang-utans and this week I have made one of these dreams true by trekking in the Volcanoes National Park here in Rwanda. 354 more words

King of the Hill

As I posted earlier this week, “I was kind of nervous about seeing the Pittsburgh Zoo remembering the cages where animals would just pace. I remember the caged Gorillas would spit at the people and throw their scat at the crowds.” 55 more words

Scenic Views

In Class April 27th: cooperation and altruism

How can we use the concepts we’ve discussed to understand the nature and origins of cooperation and altruism? How does cooperation in humans differ from the cooperation of chimpanzees in this TED Talk by Frans de Waal?

During Class

The Highland Park Zoo

Our rediscovery of Pittsburgh continues as we ventured to the Highland Park Zoo for our first visit since the 1970’s. This is the Zoo we grew up with. 212 more words

Scenic Views

Uproar at UCLA over Animal Experiments!

JaneUnChained is on scene as protesters from AnimalJusticeProject.com swarm LA campus, chanting outside research buildings where they say torturous experiments on monkeys are being conducted! 7 more words