Primate Fossils of Africa

Africa is a primo place to go if you’re hunting fossils, the primate kind and otherwise. South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Kenya are prime fossil hunting grounds since the landscape tends to be dry with little vegetation, making the ground highly exposed and the digging relatively easy.  Though most fossils from the most primitive primates… Continue reading Primate Fossils of Africa

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Virunga National Park Celebrates Births of 7 Baby Gorillas

Virunga’s rangers couldn’t be happier with the way 2018 has begun. The first of seven births happened on January 7th, when Sebutimbiri of the Mapuwa family gave birth to a boy. Several days later four more babies were born within five days of each other. With January in the books, rangers understandably thought they had… Continue reading Virunga National Park Celebrates Births of 7 Baby Gorillas

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Come on baby, do the loco-motion!

Dubbed by Rolling Stones as one of the greatest songs of all time, “the locomotion” has been making people dance for decades, but it takes on an entirely different meaning in the world of primatology. We use the term locomotion to describe the way a primate usually travels or moves about in its habitat.  All… Continue reading Come on baby, do the loco-motion!

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Gambia Chimpanzee Expert Marsden Earns O.B.E from Queen Elizabeth

Chimpanzee rehabilitation pioneer Stella Brewer Marsden has been named an Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the United Kingdom’s New Year’s honours list by HM Queen Elizabeth II. The appointment was made in recognition of Marsden’s long-term commitment to the rescue of chimpanzees in West Africa and the community development works associated with her… Continue reading Gambia Chimpanzee Expert Marsden Earns O.B.E from Queen Elizabeth

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