Primates

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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March 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise will try to persuade a state appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday. Wise, who represents the Florida-based Nonhuman Rights Project animal advocacy group, plans to argue that two chimps...
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