Ebola virus has wiped out a third of the population of chimps and gorillas
There is a side to the Ebola crisis that, perhaps understandably, has received little media attention: the threat it poses to our nearest cousins, the great apes of Africa. At this moment in time Ebola is ...
Glassmaker Corning toughens Gorilla Glass for smartphone screens
US manufacturer Corning said Thursday it was introducing a new, tougher version of its Gorilla Glass used by major smartphone makers in a bid to maintain dominance in the sector.
Investigating the health threats to endangered eastern gorillas
A Murdoch University PhD student is working in a mountainous region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to investigate the health of endangered eastern gorillas, the humans and other primates living ...
Protected areas offer glimmers of hope for wildlife
National parks and other protected areas offer hope for threatened species at a time of plunging wildlife numbers, conservationist group WWF said Tuesday, but their success has not been universal.
Poachers turn gamekeeper to guard Rwandan gorillas
For four decades Leonidas Barora was a renowned hunter, tracking animals in the lush forests of Rwanda. Now he only fires arrows to impress tourists, and to help protect the wildlife.
Odor communication in wild gorillas
Silverback gorillas appear to use odor as a form of communication to other gorillas, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Klailova from University of Sti ...
Ugandan gorillas under threat but tourist dollars protect
Powerfully pushing through thick jungle, the mountain gorilla is fearless in the face of strangers on his territory, but the endangered ape is unaware the family group he guards survives by the thinnest of ...
Planet of the dying apes: Experts alarmed over shrinking habitats
The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the earth's primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia, a major United Nations environment conference heard Wednesday.
Trekking tourists to become wild gorilla guardians
An online awareness raising campaign has been launched in a bid to minimise the risk of disease transmission from human to gorilla during treks to see these magnificent great apes in the wild.
HRW urges DR Congo to investigate attacks on activists
Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate attacks and threats against opponents of a major oil exploration project at one of Africa's oldest national parks.
Countries renew plan to protect mountain gorillas
The three countries home to mountain gorillas have agreed on new measures to conserve the critically endangered animals, and to maximize the economic benefits they bring to local communities.
Baby gorilla with mom at San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo says an infant gorilla that was successfully treated for pneumonia after a cesarean section delivery is in her mother's arms for the first time.
San Diego Zoo's new baby gorilla has pneumonia
A baby gorilla delivered by a rare emergency cesarean section last week at the San Diego Zoo has pneumonia and is receiving round-the-clock care.
San Diego Zoo performs rare C-section on gorilla (Update)
Veterinarians at the San Diego Zoo have performed an operation on a newborn gorilla that was delivered by cesarean section.