Past Primate Related News
- 17 November 2000 - Rwandans Say Help People, then Gorillas - Star Telegram
American conservationists here wanted to focus on mountain gorillas and how Rwanda can help preserve the last few hundred survivors of the threatened species. But Rwandan
officials turned the tables Friday: Better to help the deeply impoverished country's people first.
- 15 November 2000 - Scientists create computer that responds to monkey brain - ABCNEWS.com
Researchers have wired the brains of monkeys to control robotic arms - a feat that could one day allow paralyzed people and amputees to move artificial arms and legs merely by thinking.
- 14 November 2000 - New Type of Primate Found - Philly Daily News
Scientists working in Madagascar say they have discovered three previously unknown species of mouse lemurs, the world's smallest primate.
- 16 October 2000 - A Labor of Love - Seattle PI
Bruce Bohmke is no different from any of the excited people at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo awaiting the birth -- any moment -- of the first elephant calf in Washington state.
- 9 October 2000 - Hunting to Extinction - US News
Wildlife biologist John Robinson is in his element. In the shadows of the rain forest, he spots a group of red river hogs rooting alongside a muddy wallow.
- 27 September 2000 - Monkeys the new weapon of Paris gangs - Guardian Unlimited
With pitbulls, dobermans and rottweilers under fire from the French authorities, youth gangs in the depressed city suburbs have discovered an alternative way to intimidate their rivals - with attack monkeys.
- 27 September 2000 - Bushmeat boom threatens apes with extinction - Sunday Times
The world's great apes will become extinct within 20 years without urgent action to reduce the impact of the booming trade in "bushmeat" for human consumption, a coalition of leading primate experts said yesterday.
- 27 September 2000 - Alarm sounds on animal trade in Brazil - ENN.com
In Brazil, one gets you a slap on the wrist and the other lands you a long stretch in a flaky, third-world prison cell. Hardly surprising, then, that the smart criminal money in Brazil - about a billion dollars a year - is increasingly funding animal smuggling over drug trading.
- 26 September 2000 - Monkey Species Gone For Good
A species of monkey is on the verge of extinction and could be the first primate to die out since the 18th Century, campaigners have warned.
- 21 September 2000 - Monkey See, Monkey Threw - CNN.com
Three monkeys hurled bananas and crab apples at cars on Interstate 95, then fled into the woods, police said.
- 20 September 2000 - Income From Gorillas To Rise - New Vision
Uganda's income from mountain gorilla tourism is expected to increase by $50,000 (sh89m) per month when a newly habituated gorilla family in Bwindi opens to tourists, writes Charles Wendo.
- 29 August 2000 - Washington Post
A male orangutan named Junior made a brief escape from the National Zoo.
- 27 August 2000 - Public shares animal's private play time at new zoo program - Post-Gazette.com
When an orangutan takes a bubble bath, you expect him or her to keep it fairly simple, no putting on some Debussy and pouring an intriguing Bordeaux, obsequious yet frisky. What you don't expect is what the orangutans did with their bubble bath yesterday at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.
- 26 August 2000 - Baboon Plays Catch Me If You Can - Sydney Morning Herald
For the past week police and animal protection officers in Johannesburg have been locked in a battle of wits with a 40-kilogram
male baboon that has taken up residence in Selby, a grim industrial inner-city area.