News
posted in 29 Nov 2022
Save the Chimps: Meet former Lab chimp Amy
From Save the Chimps Sanctuary Amy was born on February 2, 1983, at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. She was taken from her mother within two hours of birth - even though it's noted that Clair was a good mother. At just one year old, Amy was sent to
Read more
posted in 27 Nov 2022
Tears, apples and travel blankets: Rescued chimps leave troubled California refuge for new home
BY LOUIS SAHAGÚN STAFF WRITER - LOS ANGELES TIMES Photography by MEL MELCON The morning began like so many others for the last 10 chimpanzees stranded at the shuttered Wildlife Waystation in the Angeles National Forest: whiling away the hours, spinning around and around, pushing toys across concrete floors and
Read more
posted in 18 Oct 2022
WWF’S Living Planet Report reveals 69% drop in wildlife populations in the last five decades
By Jaqueline B. Ramos (Communication Advisor - GAP Project Brazil/International) Gland/Vienna: This past week, NGO WWF made an alarming disclosure, to say the least. Monitored wildlife populations - mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes species - have suffered an average 69% decline in their populations since 1970.  The data are
Read more
posted in 05 Oct 2022
Support Sanctuary Center for Great Apes after hurricane Ian direct hit
From Center for Great Apes We received a direct hit from Hurricane Ian. All of the apes and staff are safe, but the grounds will need significant clean up. A few of the big oak trees, pines, and bamboo have come down along with some perimeter fences, but most of
Read more
posted in 23 Sep 2022
USA: Our beloved chimpanzee Connor – 1995-2022
By Center for Great Apes Sanctuary "To our CGA Members and Supporters, Sadly, I have heartbreaking news to share with you. Connor, our 27-year-old chimpanzee who arrived from Missouri over a year ago, passed away last week. After showing signs of sudden illness a few weeks ago, a series of
Read more
posted in 21 Sep 2022
Africa: Protecting Great Apes from diseases
By Ana Nuno, Chloe Chesney, Maia Wellbelove, Elena Bersacola, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Fabian Leendertz, Amander Webber, and Kimberley Hockings Nonhuman great apes (bonobos, chimpanzees, eastern gorillas, western gorillas and orangutans) are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases from humans because of our close genetic relatedness. This vulnerability is highest in close-contact activities
Read more
posted in 16 Sep 2022
Conservation: Hope for our gorillas
Arcus Foundation celebrates the population recovery of the Cross River Gorilla (a subspecies of the Western Gorilla) on Nigeria-Cameroon border. The first evidence was the never-before-seen footage captured in 2020 of a group of gorillas with several infants, an indication that the animals are reproducing and that the population is recovering.
Read more
posted in 12 Sep 2022
Study shows chimpanzees have very personal perception of rhythm
Scientists followed a group of Waibira chimpanzees in the western forest of Budongo, Uganda, recording and analyzing the touches of seven males. Inflating their chests, with a guttural cry and holding an instrument, chimpanzees perform a drum roll using the thick roots of trees in a Ugandan forest, creating their
Read more
posted in 05 Sep 2022
Great Apes Rights, 30 years after
Although Spain was the only country in the world where Parliament's accession to the Great Apes Project was successfully defended, a Law on Hominids or Great Apes has not yet been passed By Paula Casal - Professor at ICREA and at the Law Department at the Pompeu Fabra University of
Read more
posted in 25 Aug 2022
GAP Project Spain presents Amparo Judicial in Argentina for the freedom of chimpanzee Johnny
On August 23,  GAP Project Spain Project initiated ACTION FOR AMPARO against the Zoo of the City of Luján, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for conducts against the fundamental rights of the chimpanzee Johnny. The sentence sent to the new Court states that it “seeks the protection and recognition of
Read more
posted in 20 Jul 2022
The Center for Great Apes: In memory of our beloved chimpanzee Jonah – 1996-2022
The Center for Great Apes is heartbroken to share the sad news that our beloved chimpanzee Jonah has died. Jonah has been under veterinary treatments for cardiac disease for the past four years after he had a sudden collapse in 2018 while playing with the females in his group. With the
Read more
posted in 11 Jul 2022
(Human) Foolishness comes in different forms
By Jaqueline B. Ramos* It’s just about following the news to understand. And when they involve non-human animals, the adjective of lack of common sense is, unfortunately, more evident. Take, for example, a case that took place last month in Athens, Greece. On Saturday, June 25, a 27-year-old male chimpanzee
Read more
posted in 05 Jul 2022
South African fossils may rewrite history of human evolution
By Charles Q. Choi (Livescience.com) Fossils found at the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa may be much older than previously thought. Ancient human-like fossils in South Africa may be more than a million years older than previously thought, which raises the odds that the species they came from gave
Read more
posted in 27 Jun 2022
Book review – Chimpanzee Memoirs: stories of studying and saving our closest living relatives
By Alyson Baker* Who are the people who do chimpanzee research, rescue chimpanzees from appalling situations and secure them places in sanctuaries, care for the rescued chimpanzees in captivity? Stephen Ross and Lydia Hopper saw the generational turn-over among “chimpologists” and decided to document the stories of some of these
Read more
posted in 15 Jun 2022
Chimpanzees have an exceptional ability to produce complex vocalizations
Paris, May 18, 2022 (AFP) - Chimpanzees have an exceptional ability to produce complex vocalizations, with nearly 400 different sequences identified by a team of scientists in this ape, the closest to humans. "They don't speak, of course, if we take human language as a reference," warns evolutionary biologist Cédric Girard Buttoz,
Read more