Ebola vaccine created to protect chimps

/ Mar 25, 2017

Ebola vaccine created to protect chimps

Scientists said they have developed a vaccine to shield endangered chimpanzees and gorillas against Ebola, which has wiped out tens of thousands of the wild apes in three decades.The vaccine is given orally, the developers said, which means it could be disguised in food ...

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

Apr 14, 2016

Chimp caught in residential area after escaping Sendai zoo

A chimpanzee that escaped from a Sendai zoo was caught Thursday afternoon in a nearby residential area after being shot with a tranquilizer gun and falling from power lines.The male chimpanzee Chacha was one of the five chimpanzees kept at the Yagiyama Zoological Park ...

U.S. appeals court to decide if chimps are 'legal persons'

/ Oct 9, 2014

U.S. appeals court to decide if chimps are 'legal persons'

A New York state appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether chimpanzees held in captivity should be recognized as “legal persons” entitled to live in freedom.Animal charity The Nonhuman Rights Project is petitioning courts to move four chimpanzees held in confinement in New ...

/ Aug 15, 2013

Bathing apes seem to prefer breaststroke

Scientists said Wednesday they were surprised to witness a chimpanzee and an orangutan swimming in water — a skill that primates were thought to have lost long ago.Evolutionary researchers Renato and Nicole Bender made the astonishing observation while filming primates raised in captivity in ...