How often have you matched your steps with your friend to walk at the same pace? We humans, tend to synchronise our actions with people around us many times like clapping after a concert or cheering for a team to win. Now scientists say that apes and monkeys do the same thing as well making it a common primate trait.
While zoos do serve as an attraction for tourists, there are some zoos and organizations take pride themselves on being able to encourage re-population of endangered species in the wild. The private Kent zoo, in collaboration with the John Aspinall Foundation, is just one of them.
According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), efforts to stop a shipment of 60 lab monkeys from reaching a U.S. testing lab have been successful.
When Air Canada transported 48 monkeys from breeding farms in China to Quebec last January, the airline did not know it would face the fury of animal activists worldwide. But now even though the airline has refused to carry primates used for laboratory experiments, the Canadian Transportation Agency says it needs to wait for a hearing before they can stop the shipments.
Isn’t he sweet? Born on December 10th weighing just 296 grams the rare Mona Monkey was rejected shortly after birth.
The nocturnal Philippines Tarsier is a rare primate that is not more than four inches tall. But conservationists fear, the animal is being threatened in its natural habitat because of more and more tourists eager to get as close as possible to this species shy of humans.
For years, the media industry has argued that, by using chimps in media, people would become more sensitive to their endangerment and the plight of their existence. A recent survey took a look at this theory to uncover the truth.