That Viral Video of a Chimp Scrolling Instagram Is Bad, Actually
The video of the chimpanzee scrolling through social media isn't good for wildlife conservation, experts say.
Animals Might Be Able to Appreciate Art
Studies have shown that birds can distinguish Monet from Picasso, but do they know what they're looking at?
The Road to Nowhere Issue
Scientists Strand Chimps on Remote Archipelago
The New York Blood Center, a prominent blood bank that usually spends its time saving lives and trying to cure diseases, recently abandoned dozens of research chimps on a chain of islands in Liberia.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The Chimp Personhood Lawsuit Just Got Thrown Out
A New York judge's ruling today is a big setback for the chimps-are-people movement.
By Studying Skinny Apes, Science Figured Out Why Humans Are So Fat
It involves our evolutionary ancestors learning to sweat and having weak arms.
(UPDATED) Two Chimps Just Had Their Personhood Recognized by a New York Judge
Two research chimps at Stony Brook University were just granted a writ of habeas corpus. Here's what that means for chimp personhood.
Chimpanzees Don’t Have Human Rights, According to Court
Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legally speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
The Lab Apes of Liberia
We traveled to remote Liberia to discover Monkey Island, an area inhabited solely by former lab-tested chimpanzees who survived disease and two civil wars.
The Government Is Retiring Hundreds of Chimps from Biomedical Research
I hate to paint with a broad brush here, but primates in America have horrible lives. Sure, there are your One Percenters like Koko and Bubbles the Chimp, but by and large, the US is one big Bergen-Belsen for our oldest living ancestors. The NIH has...
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