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Uganda's mountain gorillas increase in number
...zations that have worked to protect Bwindi and its gorilla
population, said Wildlife Conservation Society res...time genetic samples from fecal specimens, Bwindis gorilla
population now numbers 340 individual gorillas, up from 320 in 2002, and 300 in 1997. The census ...
Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees
...f Ebola on wild apes. Direct encounters between gorilla
or chimpanzee social groups are rare. Therefore, w...encounter. For instance, as many as four different gorilla
groups fed in the same fruit tree on a single day. Thus, infective body fluids deposited by one grou...
International Astronautical Federation joins project to protect World Heritage sites
...i-poaching efforts more effective and planning out gorilla
eco-tourism. "ESA is determined to continue helping UNESCO and our other partners to promote the use of space technologies for the benefit of our heritage and to support initiatives that serve better the cause of equality around the globe," Briggs...
Human pubic lice acquired from gorillas gives evolutionary clues
...ans sleeping in a depression in the ground where a gorilla
had slept and nested the night before or even by h...towels all the time. So it is easy to imagine that gorilla
lice could have transmitted to humans via shared sleeping quarters, or predation, as the authors sug...
Pitt professor contends biological underpinnings
... diverged long before the other species. Human and gorilla
blood were the most similar, meaning both species had the least amount of time to diverge. Ultimately, the Darwinian model of constant evolutionary change was imposed upon the static observation made by Zuckerkandl and Pauling. To date, the scient...
Ebola-outbreak kills 5000 gorillas
...ontrolling the devastating impact of Ebola on wild gorilla
and chimpanzee populations. Since reports of ape d...ts because it was conducted in a closely monitored gorilla
population where genetic tests confirmed Ebola as the cause of death. Bermejo and colleagues from th...
Wild gorillas carriers of a SIV virus close to the AIDS virus
...V-1 group O might have contaminated humans and the gorilla
independently, or that the gorilla, having been contaminated by the chimpanzee, might have contaminated humans". This work thus opens up a Pandora's box on the questions and speculations concerning the ability of these viruses to cross over from one ...
Republic of Congo announces two massive protected areas
...l Park, which is well-known for one of the highest gorilla
populations in the world. WCS conservationist Dr.... indicate that this region still contains healthy gorilla
and chimpanzee numbers, and may in fact support some of the highest great ape densities on the plane...
NHGRI announces latest sequencing targets
...o pygmaeus), marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) and the gorilla
(Gorilla gorilla). "The gibbon genome sequence will provide researchers with crucial information when comparing it to the human genome sequence and other primate genomes, shedding light on molecular mechanisms implicated in human healt...
Gorilla susceptibility to Ebola virus: the cost of sociality
... the survival of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla
gorilla) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglody...researchers studied the spread of Ebola virus in a gorilla
population of Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo. Social units--defined as groups an...
West develops taste for primates
...al Africa. "I have 27 records of chimpanzee and gorilla
parts being sold in the markets," Brashares told New Scientist. "In each case it was not a complete body, but a hand, leg or, in two cases, a head." Guenon monkeysand baboon species appear to be a big part of the trade, he says. Small antelopes calle...
Human and chimp genomes reveal new twist on origin of species
...xplanations based on complete genome sequencing of gorilla
and other primates, which is already underway at several centers including the Broad Institute....
Flipped genetic sequences illuminate human evolution and disease
... comparing the chimp genome with its ancestor, the gorilla
genome, they determined that more than half of the validated inversions flipped sometime during human evolution. Perhaps even more interesting than the abundance of inversions that Scherer's group unveiled was their discovery that a subset of the inv...
Charting the path of the deadly Ebola virus in central Africa
...hich harbor roughly 80% of the last remaining wild gorilla
and chimpanzee populations. In a new study, Peter ...f Odzala, and over the past two years, the largest gorilla
and chimp populations in the world, found in Odzala, have been devastated--the disease is spreading ...
Founder of eastern Congo gorilla reserve wins prestigious award
... despair." The area is home to the eastern lowland gorilla
(Gorilla beringei graueri), known as Grauer's gorilla, which was believed to be facing extinction during the war in eastern DRC from 1998 to 2003. New surveys by DFGFI and its partners have found indications of larger populations than previously reco...
Woods Hole Research Center scientist part of international initiatives to save the great apes
... National Park. Only two small pockets of mountain gorilla
habitat remain in vast areas converted for agriculture --the Virunga Conservation area at the tri-national border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda, and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. The situation is no better in So...
Photos reveal first tool usage in wild gorillas
...y 1995. The first instance occurred when a female gorilla
nicknamed Leah by scientists attempted to wade thr...nd her wailing infant. Then another female gorilla
named Efi used a detached trunk to support herself with one hand while digging for herbs with the ot...
Bronx Zoo bears are new Samsonite gorillas
... of the famous Samsonite luggage commercial when a gorilla
puts the product's durability to the test, grizzly bears at the Bronx Zoo gave a bear-proof food canister designed for backpackers a real beating, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). But in spite of their best efforts, the bears cou...
Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees
... the threats to populations of the western lowland gorilla
gorilla) and the central African chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) that share the same habita...
Killer dinosaurs turned vegetarian
...izarre," resembling "a cross between an ostrich, a gorilla
and Edward Scissorhands," Zanno says. Kirkland says it is not surprising that Falcarius represents an intermediate step between carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs because "all lines of plant-eating animals had meat-eating ancestors." Long before...