Primates

July 27, 2017 - 1:27 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest belonging to an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been occupied and damaged by people living near the area, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release...
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July 12, 2017 - 1:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button is back in the spotlight as a federal appeals court weighs Wednesday whether an animal can hold a copyright to photo selfies. Naruto is a free-living crested macaque who snapped the pictures with an...
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July 12, 2017 - 3:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The battle over now-famous selfie photographs taken by a macaque monkey will head back to federal court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on Wednesday will hear arguments on whether an animal can own the copyright to a photograph. The proceedings...
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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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