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Aging Bonobos Become Farsighted, Just Like Humans

A male bonobo known as

Bonobos have a decidedly low-tech solution to farsightedness, scientists have found.   Rather than donning glasses to bring objects that are near into sharper focus, aging bonobos just adjust their position, particularly when grooming their hairy pals.     Researchers noted that when older bonobos groomed their neighbors, they sat back and extended their arms farther than younger bonobos did — and they stretched their arms even more over time. In the new s...

Madagascars Swamp Lemurs Have Been Documented For The First Time

Muddy, mosquito-ridden mangrove swamps are difficult places to live. Few species of plants or invertebrates bother. As a result there aren’t many specialist mangrove-dwellers among the world’s mammals, and these forests, highly threatened halfway houses between land and sea, tend to be neglected by wildlife conservationists.

The Louder The Monkey, The Smaller Its Balls, Study Finds

Howler monkeys are the loudest land animals on Earth, capable of bellowing at volumes of 140 decibels, which is on the level of gunshots or firecrackers. Not surprisingly, male howlers frequently use this power to advertise their sexual fitness, catcalling females with their ear-splitting roars.

On The Trail Of Some Of The World’s Rarest Monkeys

Vietnam's forests are home to endangered monkey species found only here. Tim Plowden dodges armed poachers while trying to learn more about the rare monkeys

Humans Can Give Monkeys Golden Staph Germs

NEW YORK: Monkeys can acquire Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, also called golden staph, from humans, says a new study.   While humans acquired many deadly diseases originally through contact with animals, the new findings show that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals.   The study, published in American Society for Microbiology's Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal showed that green monkeys in the Gambia acquired S...

At Monkeyland In South Africa Horse And Baboons Are Friends

The unlikely friendship of a horse and baboon

At first glance you would think this pair were the best of friends.   But this baboon hitched an uninvited lift on the back of Jericho the horse.   They were caught lazing in the sun together at Monkeyland and Birds of Eden animal sanctuary in the Western Cape of South Africa.   Sanctuary worker Claire Hamilton, 55, said the baboons are a wild troop who have roamed the area for 26 years – but are usually shy around humans and horses.   ...

Gri First Quarterly Meet

8 FEBRUARY 2013 VENUE – GEORGE MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE THEATRE 09h00 TEA AND COFFE 09h30 START NB – PLEASE RSVP   Blessings for the New Year ahead. Please find attached the agenda for the GRI meet of the 8 February 2013. It is important to note that we start at 09h30 but you can arrive at 09h00 should you wish to have tea or coffee. The line up is exciting and we have National and Provincial Government present to relay some new exciting inittaives which are to take place in t...

Remarkable New Monkey Discovered In Remote Congo Rainforest

Lesula

Cercopithecus lomamiensis

Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys

golden snub-nosed monkeys

Rhinopithecus roxellana

The Black Howler Monkey

Alouatta caraya

White-faced Saki Monkeys

Pithecia pithecia

Hanuman Langur

Semnopithecus entellus

Capuchin Monkeys

Cebus apella

The Douroucouli Monkey

Aotes

Los Monos Capuchinos - Spanish

Cebus apella

Douroucouli (owl Monkey)

Aotus

The Bush Baby

Otolemur crassicaudatus

Black Howler Monkeys

Madonna - a female Black Howler Monkey

Alouatta caraya

White-faced Saki Monkeys

Simia pithecia

Douc Langur

Pygathrix