Video of Large Silverback Gorilla Beating His Chest Right in Front of Photographer

Video of Large Silverback Gorilla Beating His Chest Right in Front of Photographer

A photographer shared an incredible clip showing a 300-pound-plus silverback gorilla beating its chest inches from another photographer. The now-viral clip — that’s amassed over 92 million views on TikTok and over 22 million on Instagram — shows the large male in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda standing close to a squatting photographer when he […]

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Most species, including humans, who experience early life adversity suffer as adults. How are gorillas different?

Most species, including humans, who experience early life adversity suffer as adults. How are gorillas different?

There’s something most species—from baboons to humans to horses—have in common: When they suffer serious adversity early in life, they’re more likely to experience hardship later on in life. When researchers from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the University of Michigan decided to look at this question in gorillas, they weren’t sure what they […]

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Malaria infection harms wild African apes, study shows

Malaria infection harms wild African apes, study shows

Endangered great apes get malaria, just like humans. New evidence from wild bonobos shows us the infection harms them, too. Malaria is a devastating disease caused by parasites transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitos. For humans, symptoms start out mild—fever, headache and chills—but malaria infection can be fatal within 24 hours. For apes, little […]

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