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BY SURAJ RADHAKRISHNAN ON 11/18/17 AT 2:15 AM

Lemurs Are What They Eat

Lemurs eat a lot of leaves because fruit on Madagascar isn’t nutritious enough to sustain them, according to new research.Research finds that poor quality fruit drives Madagascan diets.

Climate Change Pushing This Lemur To The Limit

A new study, co-authored by UA primatologist Stacey Tecot, paints a grim picture for the future of greater bamboo lemurs in Madagascar.

Monkeyland Kzn To Open In 2018

Yes it is finally happening.  The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance is adding a Fourth sanctuary to the mix.  The newest addition will be a primate sanctuary and for the first time ever the SAASA sanctuary will not be located on the Garden Route of South Africa.  The new primate sanctuary dubbed MonkeylandKZN will be in the equally beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal.

13million Year Old Monkey Skull Found In Kenya

A group of scientists have found what may be the most intact fossilized primate skull ever discovered, and the find could shed light on the common evolutionary heritage shared by apes and humans.  

Help Us Grow Our Forests!

Visit any one of the three Saasa.org.za – Monkeyland and Birds of Eden and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary – during Arbor Week, 1 – 7 September 2017 and get free entry into the sanctuary in exchange for an indigenous tree.

Help Our Forests Grow!

Help our forest grow! Visit any one of the three Saasa.org.za – Monkeyland and Birds of Eden and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary – during Arbor Week, 1 – 7 September 2017 and get free entry into the sanctuary in exchange for an indigenous tree.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru are three names not many people know. But add 3 monkeys and various hand signals concerning the face and everyone remembers with shame the holiday photos’ poses.   Mizaru covers his eyes, and sees no evil, Kikazaru covers his ears, and hears no evil while Iwazaru covers his mouths and utters not a word of evil.Together, these three monkeys embodies the proverbial principle of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”   The sourc...

Birds Of Eden - A Must See

This is some birds at Birds of Eden, the world's largest free-flight aviary, situated near Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route in South Africa.

The Wild Wildlife Of Monkeyland

Here is the proof that I am sharing my world with wild animals.   One of my favourite things about living in a rural area (The Crags - Plettenberg Bay) is that I share my world with wild animals.  This morning when I arrived at work the wild animals decided for me that I will be late getting into my office. 

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21 Fun Tips To Help Teach Kids To Respect Animals Today

You love your pets and animals in general. You want to share that love and respect with your children. Teaching your kids to respect animals can also help you teach them to care for and respect other humans. Here are a few ways you can help your children be kind and caring to other creatures.

The Stuff Of Nightmares': Us Primate Research Centers Investigated For Abuses

A long-tailed macaque, one of the most common monkeys used for research into infections diseases or psychology. Photograph: David Longstreath

Nine US research centers that receive millions of dollars in federal funding are being investigated over the mistreatment of primates, prompting calls for the facilities to be shut down.   Incidents include the deaths of dozens of monkeys from strangulation, water deprivation and poor handling by staff. Other primates have died while trying to escape, while others have been injured so badly they required amputations.   Animal welfare campaigners called the litany of ...

Aging Bonobos Become Farsighted, Just Like Humans

A male bonobo known as

Bonobos have a decidedly low-tech solution to farsightedness, scientists have found.   Rather than donning glasses to bring objects that are near into sharper focus, aging bonobos just adjust their position, particularly when grooming their hairy pals.     Researchers noted that when older bonobos groomed their neighbors, they sat back and extended their arms farther than younger bonobos did — and they stretched their arms even more over time. In the new s...

Aging Bonobos Become Farsighted, Just Like Humans

A male bonobo known as

Bonobos have a decidedly low-tech solution to farsightedness, scientists have found.   Rather than donning glasses to bring objects that are near into sharper focus, aging bonobos just adjust their position, particularly when grooming their hairy pals.     Researchers noted that when older bonobos groomed their neighbors, they sat back and extended their arms farther than younger bonobos did — and they stretched their arms even more over time. In the new s...

The Wild Wildlife Of Monkeyland

Here is the proof that I am sharing my world with wild animals.   One of my favourite things about living in a rural area (The Crags - Plettenberg Bay) is that I share my world with wild animals.  This morning when I arrived at work the wild animals decided for me that I will be late getting into my office. 

The Wild Wildlife Of Monkeyland

Here is the proof that I am sharing my world with wild animals.   One of my favourite things about living in a rural area (The Crags - Plettenberg Bay) is that I share my world with wild animals.  This morning when I arrived at work the wild animals decided for me that I will be late getting into my office. 

Poisonous Birds In Papua New Guinea And A Very Baffling Story Of Evolution

The photograph above is of one of several varieties of poisonous birds found in Papa New Guinea. Photographed by Jack Dumbacher.   Cyanide is probably the most famous poison around. Nazi gas chambers, suicide pills, Jonestown Koolaid — they all used cyanide. It takes around 500 mg of the chemical to kill an adult who weighs 70 kilograms. But on the spectrum of toxicity, cyanide is middling at best. It's nothing compared to another compound, known as batrachotoxin.