Primates

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

Michelle Thew | Posted 19.03.2014 | 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...