primates

It’s International Gibbon Day! Check Out These Magnificent Primates

It’s International Gibbon Day! Check Out These Magnificent Primates

October 24 marks International Gibbon Day, a global celebration of these adorable, singing and acrobatic primates. This day is also important because they are the most endangered of group of apes, according the World Wildlife Fund. There are 20 different species of gibbons and they are endemic to the tropical and subtropical rainforests of south […]

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    It’s International Gibbon Day! Check Out These Magnificent Primates

    It’s International Gibbon Day! Check Out These Magnificent Primates

    October 24 marks International Gibbon Day, a global celebration of these adorable, singing and acrobatic primates. This day is also important because they are the most endangered of group of apes, according the World Wildlife Fund. There are 20 different species of gibbons and they are endemic to the tropical and subtropical rainforests of south […]

    Top 25 Most Endangered Primates: the Most Current List

    Top 25 Most Endangered Primates: the Most Current List

    By Mike Gaworecki Earlier this month, a new orangutan species discovered in Sumatra, Indonesia officially became the eighth great ape species known to exist on Earth—and, thanks to habitat destruction caused by the expansion of human development, it instantly became one of the most endangered great apes on the planet, too. There are believed to […]

    Stunning Paintings Send Strong Message on Need to Protect Primates

    Stunning Paintings Send Strong Message on Need to Protect Primates

    The Explorers Club in New York City was covered with portraits of primates on May 10, in the first art exhibit the club has ever hosted in its 113 years. The show featured artist Robin Huffman who was honored Wednesday evening for her work in environmental conservation. The exhibit, Witness, displayed the many monkeys and […]

    60% of the World’s Primates Face Extinction

    60% of the World’s Primates Face Extinction

    By Steve Williams A new report indicates that more than half of wild primate species are facing extinction. With nearly three quarters of the world’s primate population already under threat, is there anything we can do to save our primate cousins? The study, which was conducted by a team of 31 leading scientists from across […]