New research shows that for bonobos, sex really is often a family affair. What’s more, rather than being an embarrassing hindrance, motherly presence greatly benefits bonobo sons during the deed. Ben Garrod, University of East Anglia Along with chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), bonobos (Pan paniscus) are our closest living relatives. Restricted to a 500,000 km² thickly-forestedContinue reading “Bonobo mothers meddle in their sons’ sex lives – making them three times more likely to father children”
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Western Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla
Western Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla Critically Endangered Angola (Cabinda); Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Gabon; Nigeria Habitat loss is emerging as a major threat to Western Gorillas. Other threats include disease and poaching. As oil-palm plantations in Asia reach capacity, Africa is becoming the new frontier for this crop, offeringContinue reading “Western Lowland Gorilla Gorilla gorilla”
Sumatran Orangutan Pongo abelii
Sumatran Orangutans are iconic species of South East Asia. They live in moist lowland forest, montane forest and peat swamps of Sumatra. Rarely do they travel on the ground and spend most of their lives in the tree tops. They mostly are frugivores but will also on occasion eat meat. There are less than 14,000 Sumatran Orangutans, their main threat is #palmoil, #timber and #mining deforestation. Use your wallet as a weapon and fight for them. Help them and be #vegan, #Boycottpalmoil and #Boycott4Wildlife!