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Apes on film

October 1, 2011

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In the last couple of years there seems to have been an influx in the number of films released in mainstream cinemas about primates. Maybe it’s because I’m studying these incredible creatures they are on my radar more than anyone else’s. First there was the documentary about N√©nette, a 40-year-old female orangutan at a Parisian […]

Primal instinct

June 18, 2011

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When an explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana happened on Tuesday, thousands of primates housed just a mile away at the New Iberia Research Centre had nowhere to go. There are more than 7,000 primates (monkeys and chimps) on site. These animals however were one step ahead of their human relatives and knew ¬†instinctively […]

Don’t get so emotional…

January 22, 2011

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……this is a phrase that the Northerner often says to me after I’ve had one too many drinks. I’m guilty as charged, what can I say? I like to wear my heart on my sleeve. But imagine if you couldn’t clearly express your emotional state. I for one would probably turn the colour of a […]