Category Archives: great apes

Brief Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

This most recent installment (Apes III) of the reborn Planet of the Apes movie series is a mess.  As much as I would like to recommend it, I can’t. Through the years, I’ve observed three of the four varieties of … Continue reading

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Homage to Dian Fossey

By Elizabeth Royte, NG, Sep 2017 On an overcast morning, with temperatures in the mid-50s, it takes me nearly two hours to hike from the outskirts of Bisate [Rwanda] through calf-deep mud and shoulder-high nettles to the research site established … Continue reading

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Our Primate Ancestors and Alcohol Consumption

By Andrew Curry, Writer [1] From our modern point of view, ethanol has one very compelling property:  It makes us feel good.  Ethanol helps release serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins in the brain, chemicals that make us happy and less anxious. … Continue reading

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Orangutans: Struggling to Survive

By Mel White, Author [1] Unlike gorillas and chimpanzees, orangutans live mostly solitary lives.  They spend nearly all their time in the treetops, they wander widely, and for the most part they inhabit rugged forest or swampy lowlands that’s hard … Continue reading

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Eastern Gorillas Are Now on the Critically Endangered List

By Caleb Jones, The Associated Press [1] The world’s largest living primate has been listed as critically endangered, making 4 of the 6 great ape species only one step away from extinction, according to a report released Sunday at the … Continue reading

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Stop Shooting Gorillas, Grant Them Personhood Rights

Humans are classified by biologists as Great Apes, along with orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos.  Geneticists inform us that we humans share 98 percent of our DNA with chimps. Yet all the Great Apes, besides humans, are in jeopardy.  They … Continue reading

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Incredible Tale of a Lowland Gorilla

“Tired Road Warrior” has a strong commitment to supporting activities that are trying to save the Great Apes.  The following story and video is truly incredible: Conservationist Damian Aspinal raised Kwibi, a lowland gorilla, since the day he was born. … Continue reading

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