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Pictures of the day: 9 May 2012

A white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia) eats in its enclosure at the zoo in Nuremberg, southern Germany

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Don’t leave me Mum! Baby Kukena finds his (very wobbly) feet for the first time

Bristol Zoo's baby gorilla Kukena holds onto his mother's arm as he ventures out of his enclosure.

animals are intelligent enough to lower the volume of their vocalizations in the presence of an intruder. Cotton-top tamarins at Central Park Zoo seemed to fall silent when a human entered their enclosure, but spectrograms reveal they were whispering their alarm calls instead of shouting them. It's the first evidence of whispering in a nonhuman primate species.

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Man Jumps Into Zoo Enclosure To Save A Drowning Chimp


Animal pictures of the year 2010: human behaviour

Umm, Dad, you're holding it backwards.

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Rare photos show how life USED to be at controversial Copenhagen Zoo

Mesmerised: Two boys peer through the fencing of the zebra enclosure

Man Risks His Life To Save Chimp From Drowning -

The Dodofrom The Dodo

Man Jumps Into Zoo Enclosure To Save A Drowning Chimp


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Animal Tracks: April 4 - April 11

Ya Kwanza, a silverback gorilla stands in the "Gorilla's Camp" enclsure at the Amneville zoo in France on April 4.

A critically endangered gorilla was needlessly killed by zoo staff after a child fell into the animal's enclosure. Demand accountability from the zoo for this senseless loss of life.

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Your morning happiness: baby gorilla and baby chimp.

baby gorilla and baby chimp, bffs

YEAR THREE : Year Three was a time of both settling in and preparing for further adventures as we worked on the construction of the chimps’ two-acre outdoor enclosure that we now call Young’s Hill. And we all got to see more of the chimps’ personalities come to light, sometimes in amusing ways. Read more and enjoy the videos...