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What Makes Birds Fly?

Feathers are the unique and distinguishing feature of birds. Not all birds fly -- some like the emu only walk or run, and others like the penguin only walk or swim. But all birds have feathers and only birds have feathers.

How Do Birds Breath?

Like us, birds need to breathe air in and out of their lungs in order to fulfil the cycle of bringing oxygen into the body to be used in metabolism and also to take the waste CO2 away from the body. However, unlike us, when a bird breathes the air does not go simply in and out of the lungs in a simple u-shaped path.

Who Can You Help?

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM We accept volunteers throughout the year depending on the availability of accommodation. If you are interested in volunteering at Monkeyland you’ll simply have to let us know a bit about yourself e.g.: your interests, age, the languages you speak, why you wish to volunteer at Monkeyland, when you’d like to volunteer with us (from which date to which – even if it’s a few months or a year – we’ll need to know how long).   For more ...

Mr Cool

My name is Tarzan.  I am the most popular and the most photographed primate at Monkeyland.  People love me, other primates can’t keep their hands off me - I am Mr Cool.

The Best Daddy Ever!

Tamarins are New World monkeys and we are classified into three categories based on the ‘look’ of our faces. The three groups are the hairy-face, the mottled-face and the bare-face. I am a bare-face Cotton-Top Tamarin and my name is George.

The Truth About Vivisection

Every year, tens of millions of animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned and blinded in hidden laboratories on college campuses and research facilities throughout the U.S. Still more animals are used to test the safety of cosmetics, household cleansers and other consumer products. These innocent primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents and other animals are used against their will as research subjects in experiments and procedures that would be considered sadistically cruel were t...

So What Can Be Done To Save Primates?

It seems that a lot of you out there are concerned about the latest report from Conservation International on the precarious fate of the 25 most endangered primates and what can be done to save them – quick. For instance, for some species such as the orangutan, it is estimated that there is less than two years to protect the last remaining 40,000 from habitat destruction in places such as Borneo, where forests are being cut down for palm oil production for healthier non-transfat cookies fo...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur

Lepilemur sahamalazensis

Animal Cruelty: Animal Abuse Facts And Statistics

Most people think that animals in circuses and movies like what they do. However, this is not the case as it has been glaringly pointed out and proved. Here are some facts about Animal Cruelty.

Animal Cruelty

The bio diversity of the planet needs to be addressed with a renewed understanding, especially since we claim to be at the apex of the charts. It is truly detrimental to our claim of ‘superior existence’ that we do not value the co-existence of other life forms.

The Cruel Fool

Animals feel pain too. Think again before inflicting more pain on the weakest link.

New Jersey Gets Tough On Animal Cruelty

By Charlotte LoBuono 2004: Gov. James McGreevey (D-NJ) recently signed into law new legislation that would increase penalties for those who abuse and injure animals in New Jersey.

Why Do People Abuse Animals?

There are many reasons why people abuse animals. It could be done unintentionally or intentionally   Animal abuse can be defined as treatment meted out to animals that can cause harm to them. Animal abuse can be classified into two separate categories. One is an active form of animal abuse and the other is a passive form. Active form of abuse involves cruelty to animals.

West Develops Taste For Primates

Meat from wild primates killed in Africa is landing on dinner plates in North America and western Europe. Offered for sale in clandestine markets from Los Angeles to Paris, primates make up nearly a third of the illegal international trade in bushmeat, according to a survey of markets in seven cities.

Welcome To The Life Of Our Happy Lemurs

After waking up, a big, health breakfast is waiting for them. This morning there are a wide variety of fruits on the menu. After eating a few bits and peaces they have play time. Chasing each other through the forest, jumping from one tree to another makes this morning so much fun! But it also makes you tired, so it’s time to relax a little bit in the sun. They spread their arms and go sunbathing in the morning sun. This is how life is supposed to be.

Animal Abuse Quotes

While there are many forms of animal abuse, any kind of neglect or violence towards an animal constitutes cruelty. It is an issue that many people feel strongly about and have waxed eloquent about it. Their expressions make up this compilation of animal abuse quotes.

A Day In The Life Of A Monkeyland Volunteer

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Amber Woods volunteered at Monkeyland during 2005

The Eden Syndrome

Eden Syndrome is the process by which caged primates and birds have been successfully rehabilitated to a wilder state, and allowed greater freedom of movement and choice while remaining captive.   The Eden syndromme process has been successfully used at “Monkeyland “ and Birds of Eden for the rehabilitation of 450-odd primates, and several thousand birds and other previously captive wild animals.

What Is The Bush Meat Crisis

Bushmeat is the most significant blow to wildlife populations in Central Africa. Bushmeat is the word assigned to the unsustainable over utilization of the wildlife resources of Central Africa and other parts of the world where forests are being denuded of its wildlife inhabitants.

Animal Testing In Cosmetic Industry

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Animal testing in the cosmetic industry is known to use inhuman methods to test the various products. Here’s a look at some factors associated with animal testing in cosmetic industry.