Conoce al Bonobo

Por Ana de Viña, alumna del Máster en Primatología UdG – Promoción 2014-2016 El Bonobo (Pan paniscus), es un gran simio del viejo mundo, perteneciente a la familia Hominidae. Se le conoce también como Simio grácil o Chimpancé pigmeo. Se encuentra estrictamente en África, (Foto 1) concretamente en la República Democrática del Congo, en un…

Monkey Mayhem

Photo: Emma Rose A transient male – who had his whole hand ripped off by another male – making his way into an urban troop in Umhlanga Rocks. Transient males suffer abnormal, serious injuries when competing for resources in areas where their natural habitat has been encroached on by human development. These monkeys have no…

Theft of the Soul

  Certain African tribes refuse to kiss because they believe that the mouth is the window to the soul. They fear having their soul stolen.   Others fear having their photos taken and regard a direct stare as a potential theft of the soul.   Then there are the numerous wild primates who consider a…

What to do in Urban Monkey Land

“We see things as they are, not as we are”; an Anais Nin quote that knocks on the door of my mind repeatedly when I am in the company of wild monkeys or baboons. Observing these related primates close-up raises questions about the human-wildlife relationship that cannot be avoided. Since moving to Kwa-Zulu-Natal, this has…

HARMONIOUS CO-EXISTENCE

INTER-SPECIES RELATIONSHIPS: Two of Claire Hamilton’s magnificent images taken at Monkeyland in The Crags, Western Cape, South Africa .

Bud Alpha Male – Missing In Action Dec 2013

14 Dec, 2013: I’ve been following the wild baboon troop – not only have six males gone MIA or been shot since June, but I have yet to find all the pink faced infants that were in the troop a month ago. The new male who moved into the troop would had no competitive males…

Re-directed Aggression – The Primate Way

TAU – THE SURVIVOR: A young baboon of 3 years old has been confirmed to be shot by a high calibre fire arm after being treated by local vet Magdalena Braum of Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness and Rehabilitation Centre. The bullet entered from the back of the shoulder, shattered the bone, then entered and exited his…

Cross-Species Relationships – Darwin Primate Group

The Harmonious Relationship Between Dogs, Chickens, Rehabilitated orphaned monkeys and Wild Baboons. For seven years, these wild baboons did not ever attempt to harm a chicken, free-roaming rescue monkey, cat or dog at the Darwin Primate Group. (The huskies in this video were rescued to save them from being euthanased by their people, and due…