Primates

In this July 3, 2017 photo provided by Brian Pritchard, a band of non-native rhesus macaques are seen on Pritchard's property in Ocala, Fla. Officials have closed two walking areas at nearby Silver Springs State Park because of unwanted monkey interactions with park guests. An observation deck and a boardwalk are off-limits because the primates have essentially taken over. (Brian Pritchard via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 3:45 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There's an upswing in monkey business in and around a state park in Florida, where bands of non-native rhesus macaques live along a river that's popular with kayakers and tourists. Officials have closed two walking areas at Silver Springs State Park because of unwanted...
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July 11, 2017 - 12:11 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There's an upswing in monkey business in and around a state park in Florida, where bands of non-native rhesus macaques live along a river that's popular with kayakers and tourists. Officials have closed two walking areas at Silver Springs State Park because of unwanted...
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June 28, 2017 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo finally has a name and his mother picked it out. The zoo says keepers decorated boxes with three name choices and filled them with treats. Whichever box mom Kira went to first would be the baby's name. The zoo partnered with the Gorilla...
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A wild obese macaque, named "Uncle Fat" who was rescued from a Bangkok suburb, sits in a rehabilitation center in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 19, 2017. The morbidly obese wild monkey, who gorged himself on junk food and soda from tourists, has been rescued and placed on a strict diet. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
May 19, 2017 - 10:13 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals — after photos of the...
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April 25, 2017 - 3:59 pm
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials are warning central Florida residents to stay away from wild monkeys after one was spotted in the area. A rhesus monkey was spotted over the weekend in the Orlando suburb of Apopka. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are asking...
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Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa walks after an anti-terror simulation exercise at a bus terminal in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Dela Rosa said at least several people have been killed in battle between government forces and suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on a central resort island, far from the extremists' southern jungle bases and in a region where the U.S. government has warned the gunmen may be conducting kidnappings. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
April 11, 2017 - 7:03 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least nine people were killed Tuesday in a gunbattle between Philippine forces and suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on a central resort island, far from the extremists' southern jungle bases and in a region where the U.S. government has warned that the gunmen may be...
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Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa walks after an anti-terror simulation exercise at a bus terminal in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Dela Rosa said at least several people have been killed in battle between government forces and suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on a central resort island, far from the extremists' southern jungle bases and in a region where the U.S. government has warned the gunmen may be conducting kidnappings. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
April 11, 2017 - 4:50 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least eight people were killed Tuesday in a gunbattle between Philippine forces and suspected Abu Sayyaf militants on a central resort island, far from the extremists' southern jungle bases and in a region where the U.S. government has warned that the gunmen may be...
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In this April 4, 2017 photo, Biologist Marta Llanes looks at baby chimpanzee Ada, right, while Anuma II, center, sleeps on a bed, at her apartment in Havana, Cuba. While zoos in other countries may have specialized facilities for raising baby animals, in Cuba the job falls to Llanes, a 62-year-old zoologist who has cared for 10 baby chimps in her central Havana apartment since she started work at the city zoo in 1983. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 06, 2017 - 10:16 am
HAVANA (AP) — Over the last year Ada and Aduma have broken Marta Llanes' television and computer key board, chewed her telephone to pieces and ruined much of her furniture. She has forgiven them every transgression. It's hard to stay angry at a baby chimpanzee when it clambers up your leg and into...
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In this July 2013 photo provided by the Primate Sanctuary, the chimpanzee Kiko eats wild cherries at the nonprofit Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Kiko's keeper Carmen Presti, and his wife rescued the deaf chimp 23 years ago from a life of performing at state fairs and in the television movie "Tarzan in Manhattan." Kiko, who has medical problems requiring constant attention, is at the center of a court effort Thursday, March 16, 2017, by attorney Steven Wise, who will try to persuade a New York appeals court that a chimpanzee should be treated as a person with legal rights, when he presents the case of Kiko and another chimp, arguing that they should be freed from cages to live in an outdoor sanctuary. But Presti said, "If he's taken away, he could die without his family to give him the special care he needs, and to bring him into the house to play." (Primate Sanctuary via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise tried to convince a state appeals court in Manhattan of on Thursday. Wise, who represents the Florida-based Nonhuman Rights Project animal advocacy group, argued that two chimps named...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, animal rights lawyer Steven Wise poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Unlocking the Cage", during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Wise will try to persuade a New York appeals court that a chimpanzee should be treated as a person with legal rights when he presents the case of two chimps named Tommy and Kiko and argues that they should be freed from cages to live in an outdoor sanctuary. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 16, 2017 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise will try to convince a state appeals court in Manhattan of on Thursday. Wise, who represents the Florida-based Nonhuman Rights Project animal advocacy group, plans to argue that two chimps...
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