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Rebecca Murry Interviews Dicaprio

Blood Diamond was directed by Edward Zwick and stars DiCaprio as an ex-mercenary who now makes his living trading diamonds for arms.

Leo And Paris Party In Sa

Leonardo DiCaprio and Paris Hilton hang out in South Africa

Businessday News

Trade guru is bringing Africa back HOT on the heels of the world’s largest sporting event being held in SA comes the biggest offering of international business opportunities yet assembled on the continent.

Kinda Like Houdini

Monkeys use trees to catapault themselves out of Japanese laboratory   Monkeys at a research institute in Japan have used the branches of trees to catapault themselves over an electric fence in order to escape.

Fat Monkeys

Some male monkeys put on extra weight when their mates are pregnant, a new study reveals.  

Ringtail Lemur Babies

The birth of our first ringtailed lemur baby of the season, a couple of weeks ago, reminds us that it is that time of the year again, where our beautiful Monkeyland forest starts filling up with newborns of every species.

Orangutan Females Steal Food To Test Mates

Gentlemen, when a lady friend asks, May I have a bite of that? the proper answer is always, But of course, dear. Just ask the orangutan. Orangutan females test potential mates by snatching food from the males to see how they'll react, according to a new study.

Patas Monkey

Erythrocebus patas

Culling For Protein And Souveniours

North Africa’s Muslim have a tradition that forbids the eating of monkey meat, so few of the older more traditional Muslims eat it.

Baboons And Humans Vs Malaria

Evolutionarily speaking, baboons may be our more distant cousins among primates. But when it comes to our experiences with malaria over the course of time, it seems the stories of our two species have followed very similar plots.

Prostitution At Monkeyland!

If anyone says that they don't stop in their tracks when they see animals mating (out of sheer curiosity, of course), they are probably lying.

Babies In The Forest

With the spring and the summer, it is the baby season again in Monkeyland. Indeed, in the wild, most species have a birth season, and the babies are born at the most favourable time for the feeding mother: when food is most abundant.

Chimpanzee Extinction Warning

Study predicts chimpanzee extinction sooner than thought!!

All About Monkeys

One of most recognizable animals in the world, a monkey is a long-tailed, medium-sized member of the order of Primates. The primate order also includes macaques, baboons, guenons, capuchins, marmosets, and tamarins.

Baboon Society Is No Democracy

ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2008) — In decisions about where to eat, baboons don't all have an equal say, according to a report in the November 20th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Rather, most baboons in a group will follow their leader to a dining spot of his choosing, even if it means a considerably more meager meal for themselves than they could have had otherwise.

Africa's Great Apes In Peril

The future of our closest living relatives is much more fragile than previously thought. According to a report published online today by the journal Nature, the number of great apes in the wilds of western Africa has been more than halved over the past two decades.

Human-like Altruism Shown In Chimpanzees

ScienceDaily (June 25, 2007) — Experimental evidence reveals that chimpanzees will help other unrelated humans and conspecifics without a reward, showing that they share crucial aspects of altruism with humans.

A Fed Baboon Is A Dead Baboon

24 July 2009 By Sandrine Nouvel Staff Writer In South Africa, baboons, like a number of wild animals, still roam freely and can often been encountered at the side of- or even on -  the road.

Monkeys And Apes Know Right From Wrong

Monkeys and apes have a sense of morality and fairness, new research has found.

The Emperor Tamarin

Saguinus imperator