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All chimpanzees are now endangered

By International Primate Protection League / September 15, 2015 / Comments Off on All chimpanzees are now endangered

And that’s actually good news! As of yesterday, all chimpanzees in the U.S. are now classified as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). That wasn’t always the case. In 1990, wild chimpanzees were classified as fully “endangered” under the ESA and entitled to full protection under the law. But captive chimps—in the U.S. alone—were…

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Monkey business in Sochi

By Shirley / February 7, 2014 /

The eyes of the world are on Sochi, where the Winter Olympics are starting today. But few people know that the Sochi area is home to the world’s first primate research laboratory. It was founded in 1927 under the name “Research Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy.” The original lab was established in the town…

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