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  • 17 September 2001 - Egypt Kills Gorilla and Chimpanzee
    Veterinarians drowned a 4-month-old gorilla and a chimpanzee Monday that were flown to Cairo airport from Nigeria without permits for endangered species.



  • 11 September 2001 -- African Drills Social Instincts Make Them Prey For Poachers
    Drills are large monkeys that stick together in large groups, which makes it easier for poachers to kill dozens in one outing.



  • 8 August 2001 - Man Jumps Into Gorilla Enclosure
    Saying he wanted to be "at one with the monkeys," a man stripped down to his boxer shorts, scaled a high fence and jumped into the Bronx Zoo's gorilla exhibit Wednesday, police said.



  • 4 August 2001 - Former Gymnast Helps 'Ape' Actors
    Teaching the elegant actress Helena Bonham Carter to "find her inner ape" was no easy task. But after hanging around a zoo for months, Terry Notary says he was just the man for the job.



  • 3 August 2001 - Uganda Grabs Mountain Gorilla Tourist Alleged Killers
    Ugandan police assisted by FBI agents have arrested a suspect in the 1999 slayings of nine foreign tourists and a Ugandan in a mountain gorilla park, a U.S. Embassy official said Friday.



  • 3 July 2001 - AHA Downgrades End Credit on "The Animal"
    The American Humane Association's (AHA) Film and Television Unit today said it has called for the removal of its "No animal was harmed" disclaimer statement from the end credits of the Sony Pictures/Revolution Studios film "The Animal." (PCWS Note - Remember that AHA only monitors animals on the set of the film itself and not during training sessions off-set. Further, AHA makes no commentary about the cruel way in which these animals end up in "entertainment", nor what happens to them after they have grown to maturity, let alone the abuses they suffer while being "trained" for film and television.)


  • 14 June 2001 - Zoo Euthanizes Monkey that had Herpes B Virus
    Officials at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle euthanized a 20-year-old monkey yesterday after it tested positive for the herpes B virus. (Please note - after clicking the link, you will need to scroll down the Seattle times news archive page to access this story).


  • 5 June 2001 - Rwandan Militants Kill and Eat Rare Mountain Gorillas
    Rwandan soldiers fanned out across Virunga National Park to protect endangered mountain gorillas after militiamen grilled one male and ate its meat. A second gorilla reportedly met a similar fate.


  • 22 May 2001 - Movie Stardom Cruel Fate for Chimps, Animal Experts Say
    Game show host and celebrated animal lover Bob Barker is unequivocal in his opinion of films featuring animals. "Don't go to them," says the veteran star of The Price is Right. "Do not go to movies in which there are animals, because if you do, you are subsidizing animal cruelty."


  • 20 May 2001 - U.N. warns Africa's Great Apes near Extinction
    Warning that war, destruction of habitat and poaching have pushed the world's Great Apes to the brink of extinction, UN environment officials on Monday announced a major international effort to save mankind's closest relative.


  • 19 May 2001 - Animal Kingdom Gorilla Dies from Bite Wounds
    A 10-year-old gorilla at Animal Kingdom that made the mistake of taking on the dominant male in his group died Thursday night from an infection caused by bite wounds. The gorilla was among a group of 11 great apes at Animal Kingdom's Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.


  • 19 May 2001 - Teen Charged with Killing Chimp
    Charges have now been filed in the case of a chimpanzee euthanized after being shot by an 18 year old Festus man.


  • 18 May, 2001 - Congo Gorilla Numbers Halved
    Gorilla numbers have been drastically cut as a result of fighting and lawlessness in a game park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.


  • 17 May 2001 - GMC to Help Protect Brazilian Rain Forest
    General Motors Corp., the world's largest automaker, will donate $10 million to restore and protect an endangered tract of Atlantic Coast rain forest in Brazil, an environmental group said Thursday.


  • 16 May 2001 - The "Monkey Man" of New Delhi
    Police are blaming a band of men in masks for what they call hysteria among residents of New Delhi, who claim a mysterious "monkey man" has been attacking people late at night.


  • 15 May 2001- Couple Sold Rare Species as Bushmeat
    A jury hears how an undercover reporter was offered a chimpanzee's hand and a human head at a shop in an east London market


  • 10 May 2001 - Majority of Americans Agree that Chimpanzees are Similar to Humans
    A recent survey, commissioned by The Doris Day Animal League (DDAL), a national animal-welfare lobbying organization, reveals overwhelmingly that Americans believe chimpanzees and humans have much in common, and that chimps should be protected by some of the same rights extended to children.


  • 3 May 2001 -- Monkey Escapes on Flight From Yemen
    A Yemeni man's scheme to make thousands of dollars smuggling baby monkeys collapsed when one of the animals escaped during a flight to Syria, an airport security official said Thursday.


  • 19 April 2001 - Suzy the Chimpanzee Shot
    Mike and Connie Casey, owners of the Chimparty/Missouri Primate chimpanzee compound in Festus, Missouri, will never forget the nightmare which took place on April 19, shortly after 3 of their chimps escaped the compound.