the primate blog

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Apr 20

(Source: stingraysam)

"After the recent census of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif, the population of mountain gorillas stands at 786: 480 in the Virunga Massif (based on 2010 census) + 302 in Bwindi (based on 2006 census) + 4 orphaned gorillas in a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo." - International Gorilla Conservation Programme
Apr 20

"After the recent census of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif, the population of mountain gorillas stands at 786: 480 in the Virunga Massif (based on 2010 census) + 302 in Bwindi (based on 2006 census) + 4 orphaned gorillas in a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo." - International Gorilla Conservation Programme

"Fifty years ago, Louis Leakey took a bold chance on a promising young woman.Despite her lack of scientific credentials, Dr. Leakey urged Jane Goodall to study the behavior of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream in Tanzania. A staunch devotee of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, Dr. Leakey believed studying chimpanzees might yield valuable insight into our own evolutionary past, and engaged his patrons to fund Goodall’s field research.” - The Leakey Foundation
Apr 19

"Fifty years ago, Louis Leakey took a bold chance on a promising young woman.Despite her lack of scientific credentials, Dr. Leakey urged Jane Goodall to study the behavior of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream in Tanzania. A staunch devotee of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, Dr. Leakey believed studying chimpanzees might yield valuable insight into our own evolutionary past, and engaged his patrons to fund Goodall’s field research.” - The Leakey Foundation

Apr 19

(Source: reservoirderek)

Apr 18

Jane Goodall: Primatology & The Leakey Foundation

Dian Fossey and Digit - The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Apr 18

Dian Fossey and Digit - The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Apr 17

"Bonobo: The Female Alpha"

“With arms reaching 7 feet (2 meters) from fingertip to fingertip, orangutans are aptly suited for a life in the trees of Southeast Asia.” - National Geographic
Apr 17

With arms reaching 7 feet (2 meters) from fingertip to fingertip, orangutans are aptly suited for a life in the trees of Southeast Asia.” - National Geographic

Apr 17

(Source: thebabyanimalblog)