Chimpanzees

Koko, the chimpanzee hangs from a railing in a special compartment at the Skopje zoo, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Thursday, July 11, 2019. Koko, once a star in Skopje's zoo, has returned home after spending 10 years in the Netherlands recovering from depression, the zoo says. Koko was reunited with his keeper, Dragan Trajkovski, on Thursday, who said he was overjoyed to see the chimp again. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
July 11, 2019 - 1:42 pm
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Koko the chimpanzee, once a star in Skopje's zoo, has returned home after spending 10 years in the Netherlands recovering from depression, the zoo says. Koko was reunited with his keeper, Dragan Trajkovski, on Thursday, who said he was overjoyed to see the chimp again...
Read More
In this May 13, 2019, photo, Bella the vervet monkey looks at the camera at Primates Inc., in Westfield, Wis. Besides Bella, previously a pet, the sanctuary has five rhesus macaque monkeys that were previously used in medical research. More research labs are retiring primates to sanctuaries like Primates Inc., a 17-acre rural compound in central Wisconsin, where they can live their remaining years after research studies are done, according to sanctuaries and researchers. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
June 13, 2019 - 7:45 am
WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture outside,...
Read More
May 23, 2019 - 9:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat. In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from Germany say the behavior they spotted...
Read More
This undated image shows Maggie the chimpanzee who lived at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N.C. Zoo officials say the 46-year-old chimpanzee has died after 35 years as the dominant female of her group. In a news release, Maggie was humanely euthanized on Friday, April 12, 2019, after health issues including an infection and lung problems. (Jodi Wiley/North Carolina Zoo via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 11:52 am
ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo says a 46-year-old chimpanzee has died after 35 years as the dominant female of her group. Zoo officials said in a news release that the chimp named Maggie was humanely euthanized on Friday after health issues including an infection and lung problems...
Read More
In this undated photo provided by Liran Samuni, chimpanzees in the Taï National Park in the Ivory Coast vocalize with another group nearby. A study released on Thursday, March 6, 2019 highlights the diversity of chimp behaviors within groups _ traditions that are at least in part learned socially, and transmitted from generation to generation. (Liran Samuni/Taï Chimpanzee Project via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some chimpanzee groups are stone-throwers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use sticks to fish for algae. As researchers learn more about Homo sapiens' closest living genetic relatives, they are also discovering more about the diversity of behaviors within...
Read More
FILE - In an Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, attorney Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project argues on behalf of Tommy, a chimpanzee, before the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, in Albany, N.Y. A New York appeals court on Thursday, June 8, 2017 is upholding a lower court’s ruling that two adult male chimpanzees don’t have the legal rights of people. Wise had argued to the appeals court in March that adult male chimps named Tommy and Kiko should be granted a writ of habeas corpus. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 08, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two chimpanzees that were caged at a trailer lot and at a primate sanctuary don't have the legal rights of people in New York, an appeals court said Thursday. Nonhuman Rights Project attorney Steven Wise had argued to the appeals court in March that adult male chimps Tommy and Kiko...
Read More
In this April 4, 2017 photo, Biologist Marta Llanes looks at baby chimpanzee Ada, right, while Anuma II, center, sleeps on a bed, at her apartment in Havana, Cuba. While zoos in other countries may have specialized facilities for raising baby animals, in Cuba the job falls to Llanes, a 62-year-old zoologist who has cared for 10 baby chimps in her central Havana apartment since she started work at the city zoo in 1983. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 06, 2017 - 10:16 am
HAVANA (AP) — Over the last year Ada and Aduma have broken Marta Llanes' television and computer key board, chewed her telephone to pieces and ruined much of her furniture. She has forgiven them every transgression. It's hard to stay angry at a baby chimpanzee when it clambers up your leg and into...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, animal rights lawyer Steven Wise poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Unlocking the Cage", during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Wise will try to persuade a New York appeals court that a chimpanzee should be treated as a person with legal rights when he presents the case of two chimps named Tommy and Kiko and argues that they should be freed from cages to live in an outdoor sanctuary. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 16, 2017 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise will try to convince a state appeals court in Manhattan of on Thursday. Wise, who represents the Florida-based Nonhuman Rights Project animal advocacy group, plans to argue that two chimps...
Read More
March 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: 'No palace intrigue,' Ryan says of health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump is deeply involved in efforts to scrap Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and helping GOP leaders persuade reluctant lawmakers. Speaking to reporters...
Read More
March 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise will try to persuade a state appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday. Wise, who represents the Florida-based Nonhuman Rights Project animal advocacy group, plans to argue that two chimps...
Read More