A Dutch Zoo Made A Dating App For This Discerning Orangutan

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

Orangutans are among humans’ closest relatives, sharing up to 97 per cent of our genes. Now we have something else in common too: online dating. Zoo...

Leaders, Who Needs 'em?

David J. M. Swallow | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
David J. M. Swallow

With the American Presidential Inauguration Day now upon us, here are 6 reasons why we don't need 'em.

Apes Can Tell The Difference Between Beliefs And Reality

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Tech

The ability to distinguish between reality and what someone else thinks is reality has long been considered a uniquely human trait. But new research ...

Harambe May Be Dead, But Our Sense of Entitlement Lives On

Louise Mead | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Louise Mead

Whilst I will always argue that the motivation for asking such questions should be in the interests of the animals who we exploit, I don't think it hurts for me to make my next point. Which is, unless we can put aside our arrogance and realise we must exist alongside, rather than in control of, other species, chances are we'll be joining the endangered list soon enough ourselves.

The Slow Loris Pet Trade

Frontier | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK

We know about Dancing Bears and tigers or lions needing rescue from circuses, stories of large reptiles wrongly being held in small terrariums and ove...

Born To Lead? Monkey Brains Give You the Answer

Frontier | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Tech

A scientific study from Oxford University made an interesting discovery about macaque monkeys, their brains and its relation to their position in the social hierarchy. According to the study, monkeys seem to have specialised brains that indicates whether they are a leader or a follower...

This Monkey Business Is Serious

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

Apparently, US copyright law means that "non-human authors" do not have the right to automatic copyright of any photographs that they take. In the weird world of copyright, both an underlying image and subsequent alterations resulting in a final image are needed to have copyright bestowed on a person.

Science Disproves Bigfoot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech

Science has just killed bigfoot. A new study of supposed hair samples of the North American and Himalayan mythical beast-man has shown that almost ...

Cruelty Still Flies With Air France

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Most passengers aboard Air France flights probably have no idea that in the cargo holds right beneath their feet could huddle dozens of terrified monkeys locked in small boxes and headed for nightmarish laboratories or that their ticket supported a company that is knowingly delivering these unfortunate primate passengers to laboratories...

An Essex Lemur's Audacious Bid For Freedom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

A red lemur has made a somewhat audacious bid for freedom, escaping Colchester Zoo and scampering down the busy road. But unable to resist the lure...

When Will Mauritius Stop the Cruel Exploitation of Its Native Population of Wild Primates?

Michelle Thew | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The BUAV believes strongly that the establishment of primate testing facilities in Mauritius will simply encourage further use of these animals at a time when their use is being challenged. We urge the people of Mauritius not to allow its country to be part of an industry that inflicts such great pain and suffering on primates.

What Do Chimpanzee Alarm Calls Mean?

PA | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Chimpanzee alarm calls are spoken warnings rather than cries of fear, research suggests. The apes are saying "watch out" to friends who may be in d...

Ape Escape? Mystery As Student Captures Picture Of ‘Primate' On The Loose In Dorset Park

BNPS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK

A student has told of the moment she saw an ape-like creature bounding across a park on all fours. Terri Leigh Cox was looking out her bedroom win...

Help to Save the World's Only Poisonous Primate

Anna Nekaris | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK
Anna Nekaris

When YouTube footage of this wild animal being tickled in a Russian flat appeared, however, the slow loris became an instant celebrity, with tens of millions of online views. The slow loris might look like a harmless, big-eyed baby Ewok from Star Wars, but it is actually the only poisonous primate in the world.

MONKEY PICTURES: Here's Looking At You, Kid

Posted 30.01.2012 | UK

Humans are but chromosomes away from their monkey cousins, and these pensive portraits of chimpanzees, orangutans, baboons and bonobos show just how s...

Monkeys Invent A Unique 'Do Not Disturb' Sign

Telegraph | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK

The mandrills - the largest member of the monkey family - put their hands over their eyes when they want to be left alone. Its a gesture thats neve...