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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...

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