Posts tagged "chimpanzees"

Gay Animals

Some tree branches are like a gay zebra finch bar, these birds are all male
Maybe it’s proof that you are born gay….or maybe not. For example, new research demonstrates that zebra finch raised by their fathers aren’t as likely to pair for life with female birds as they are with a dude finch. It seems, the gay blades just ‘hang’ together and don’t usually truly have a gay sexual... Read more »

Chimpanzees Trading Sex for Meat?

Chimpanzees Trading Sex for Meat?
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany studied a group of Chimpanzees in the Ivory Coast for three years. It was known that chimpanzees do sometimes hunt, and do eat meat. Meat is valuable to the chimps. Researchers discovered that female chimps ‘have relations’ more frequently with those males that share meat with them.... Read more »

Why Dogs Yawn

Why Dogs Yawn
You’ve heard it before….Love me, love my dog. The expression might now be yawn and my dog yawns with me. A study from Teresa Romera and colleagues at the University of Tokyo suggests that yawning is contagious – to dogs! If you yawn, your dog might too!  The study, published in the journal PLoS One,... Read more »

Wild WGN Radio Petcast: A Gorilla Update with Ecotours

Wild WGN Radio Petcast: A Gorilla Update with Ecotours
I make a slight detour in this WGN Radio PETCAST, going from dogs to gorillas (may take a moment to load). Those are mountain gorillas to be exact, Dr. Mike Cranfield veterinary director of the Gorilla Project University of California Davis Wildlife Health Center and Jed Chaddick, president of beat their chests for gorillas... Read more »

Do Dogs Have Human Intuition?

Dogs indeed seem to have exceptional social skills which are in sync with us. I say dogs are predisposed to please us and in an effort to do so, they naturally are able to follow our non-verbal cues (some of those cues we can’t even follow in one another). Dogs are adept at responding to... Read more »

WLS On Demand: Helping Homeless Apes; Getting Dogs into Shape and Walking for Canine Cancer

It’s amazing how many chimpanzees and orangutans need homes. Crazy. Homeless Apes? But chimps that people (illegally) get with the intent of being pets are given up (because they are strong enough to rip your face off); and retired animal actors and also from quasi sideshow zoos that close down – they have nowhere to... Read more »
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