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Tumblr Tuesday: Monkeys!
The Fauna Foundation is Canada’s only chimpanzee sanctuary and it serves vegan sweet potato poutine to its heartbreakingly sensitive guests. We held and petted a Capuchin monkey this weekend. It reached out its tiny hand and wrapped it around one of our fingers.
An Unnatural History
Possibly the world’s only collection of vintage monkey and ape photographs, some of which are of Capuchin monkeys, the kind that we held and petted this weekend. We cried three times afterward, moved by the experience itself and dizzy over the fact that our life had led to this. An Unnatural History is definitely Tumblr’s best source for monkeys hanging out with dogs.
Monkeys in Art History
Could this diverse selection of monkey-centric art actually be the work of a single, spectacularly talented primate? We hadn’t considered the possibility until we saw our own reflection in the eyes of a Capuchin monkey this weekend. An ageless wisdom was writ into its expression, and in that moment our two species felt closer than we had ever thought possible.
Photos by a primatologist, which is something you’ll wish you majored in after holding and petting a Capuchin monkey. We majored in Classics and assumed we would live a solitary life of the mind. Children were never a part of this picture…but to hold this fragile life in our hands, we were suddenly filled with a love too big for one heart to contain. Primatography includes special bonus shots of sloths and other mammals.
WWF scores ‘major conservation win’ in gorilla haven
A British oil company has agreed to stop exploring for petroleum in Virunga, the oldest national park in Africa and home to about 25 percent of Earth’s critically endangered mountain gorilla population.
Do you recognize this famous photo? Read the Q&A with Jane Goodall on her 80th Birthday, learn about her legacy—and what’s next »
Photograph by Michael Nichols
Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
Next week Jane Goodall will turn 80; Commentator Barbara King celebrates her accomplishments and urges you to send Goodall a message of thanks and congratulations.
Rachel arrived at Fauna on September 12, 1997. Before Rachel was abandoned at the LEMSIP research labs, she lived in Florida.
Taking bubble baths and wearing frilly dresses, Rachel was someone’s pet. Then, when she was not even 3 years old, her ‘nanny’ brought her to the lab. There Ch-514 was involved in 3 studies enduring 39 punch liver biopsies.
Mostly she was treated for the wounds and abrasions to her wrists and neck that were self-inflicted during the many anxiety attacks she had. She also suffers from the ‘phantom hand’ syndrome.
She has bitten all of her nails to the quick rubbing them until there is nothing left. This she does when she is calm; it is terrifying and heartbreaking to see her when she is not.
Please read her story: http://www.faunafoundation.org/html/rachelprofile.html