posted in 26 Dec 2021
Thomas Lovejoy, renowned biologist who coined ‘biological diversity,’ dies at 80
Thomas Lovejoy, a well-known American conservation biologist who coined the term “biological diversity” in 1980, died on December 25 at the age of 80. Lovejoy, who lived in northern Virginia, spent more than 50 years working in the Amazon rainforest, founding the nonprofit Amazon Biodiversity Center and bringing worldwide attention to the threats of
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posted in 20 Dec 2021
Happy Holidays and Happy 2022!
GAP Project Brazil/International wishes you Happy Holidays and a New Year with good health and peace!  
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posted in 09 Dec 2021
Artificial intelligence used to recognise primate behaviours in the wild
Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed new artificial intelligence (AI) models to recognise behaviours of chimpanzees in the wild. The method will allow researchers and wildlife conservationists to significantly cut back on time and resources spent analysing animal behaviour in video footage, according to the new paper published
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posted in 30 Nov 2021
USA: Eight new sanctuary residents 
From the Center for Great Apes (CGA) Ewok, Josh, Billy, Mystery, Sabina, Maude, Shauri Ya Mungu (Sha-Sha) and Jeeter safely arrived from California where they have been waiting for more than two years for a new home after the closing of the Los Angeles Wildlife Waystation in August 2019. Our CGA
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posted in 23 Nov 2021
Rest in Peace, Knuckles 1999 – 2021
By Patti Ragan, from Center for Great Apes Losing one of our great ape residents is the most difficult part of our work. This week, our hearts are breaking with the loss of our precious “special needs” chimpanzee, Knuckles. Knuckles was a true inspiration and one of the sanctuary’s
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posted in 02 Nov 2021
COP26 and Great Apes
World leaders are gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, since October 31 at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This event is seen as crucial for controlling the negative impacts of climate change on the planet's life. About 200 countries are expected to present their plans to cut emissions of polluting gases. Among
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posted in 25 Oct 2021
On chimpanzee behavior
From Save the Chimps With humans sharing approximately 98.8% of our DNA with chimpanzees, it’s easy to misunderstand them. “The biggest misunderstanding,” Dr. Andrew R. Halloran said, Director of Chimpanzee Behavior & Care at Save the Chimps (photo), “is that chimpanzees are little ‘almost humans.’ They’re so much more
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posted in 11 Oct 2021
A note from Founder Patti… and Knuckles
From Center for Great Apes (CGA) When I first thought of a sanctuary for one orangutan (Pongo) and one chimpanzee (Grub) who I volunteered to care for in the early 1990s... I had no idea what was involved, or even how to start it!  I was unbelievably naive thinking this
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posted in 04 Oct 2021
Happy 57th Birthday to Our Oldest Resident – Emily!
From Save the Chimps Sanctuary A big happy birthday pant-hoot to Emily! At the estimated age of 57, Emily the 1st is believed to be our oldest resident. She was born in the wild, so her birthday and age are an estimate. She was captured from Africa as an infant and
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posted in 13 Sep 2021
Gorillas test positive for COVID 19 in North American zoo
This weekend, the Atlanta Zoo, in the United States, reported that 13 individuals from the group of 20 gorillas tested positive for coronavirus. Among them it’s Ozzie, a 60-year-old silver-back male, who is the oldest captive gorilla in the world. The tests were carried out after the zoo team noticed that
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posted in 19 Aug 2021
August 19th – International Orangutan Day
Today International Orangutan Day is celebrated. But other than celebration for this no majestic and unique species, August 19th is an alert date about the danger status of orangutans in the wild. It’s estimated that there are only 50.000 to 65.000 individuais in the forests of Indonesia and Malaysia, south of
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posted in 16 Aug 2021
Chronology – Great Apes evolving
On the evolutionary scale, man (Homo sapiens) is one of five species of great apes. All descended from the same ancestor and each arose at a certain time in the planet's history. Check this chart summarizing previsions made on the chronology of emergence of great apes.  
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posted in 13 Aug 2021
Center for Great Apes (USA): New chimpanzees residents
Six charming chimpanzees arrived here recently from Missouri. They lived in Festus at a facility where several other of our sanctuary residents were born years ago before going into the entertainment business or becoming private pets. So, the newest arrivals already have relatives at the Center. The original owner of
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posted in 02 Aug 2021
Africa: Third COVID Wave Threatens Chimps
From PASA - Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance A devastating third wave of COVID in Sierra Leone is forcing Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary back into lockdown, wreaking havoc on people and chimps. “The health and safety of the chimpanzees and workers at Tacugama is our priority,” said Kareen Zabow, Operations Manager. “We
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posted in 31 Jul 2021
In Loving Memory of Normand / 2000-2021
From Save the Chimps Sanctuary It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Normand, the alpha male of Bobby's family. Normand was born January 6, 2000 at the Coulston Foundation laboratory in New Mexico, where he was subjected to medical experimentation. Along with his mother, Ethyl,
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