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Humanising animals could lead to the creation of monsters

August 1, 2011

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In ten days time the much anticipated summer blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes will open in cinemas across the UK. The film looks at how the genetic modification of one chimpanzee creates a new-breed of ape that eventually leads to a great ape uprising against the human race. This may sound like […]

Baby killers of the monkey world

June 15, 2011

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Cannibalism and infanticide are disturbingly common in nature and in one species of non human primate the females are the worst offenders. But what makes these revelations all the more shocking is that female moustached tamarins are not killing their competitors’ offspring, but their own. The moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax) can be found in the […]