Mexican Wildlife Trade is Out of Control and Wild Animals are Openly Sold on Social Media

Mexican Wildlife Trade is Out of Control and Wild Animals are Openly Sold on Social Media

A report from an environmental group said that wild animals are increasingly sold on social media platforms as wildlife trafficking in Mexico increasingly threatens several species. The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said that the illegal wildlife trade is openly and increasingly selling animals such as toucans, monkeys, bears, and jaguars on social media platforms, […]

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Climate Crisis and Deforestation Are Bringing Tree-Dwelling Primates Down to Earth

Climate Crisis and Deforestation Are Bringing Tree-Dwelling Primates Down to Earth

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance postdoctoral associate Timothy Eppley, Ph.D., was observing southern bamboo lemurs in Madagascar when he noticed something odd. Usually, these lemurs spend their entire lives in the trees. But in places where their forest habitat had been thinned by human activity, the primates would risk descending to the ground to search […]

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PETA is Not Happy About Steven Spielberg’s Use of a Monkey in New Movie The Fablemans

PETA is Not Happy About Steven Spielberg’s Use of a Monkey in New Movie The Fablemans

Although Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Fablemans, won’t be out for a couple of months, there’s enough footage to already get the director in hot water with PETA. After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Fabelmans will be a semi-autobiography of Spielberg’s younger years and how he fell in love with film. The […]

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Malaysia’s ‘mystery hybrid monkey’ is thought to be a rare combination of two distantly related monkeys

Malaysia’s ‘mystery hybrid monkey’ is thought to be a rare combination of two distantly related monkeys

According to a researcher, the emergence of a “mystery monkey,” thought to be a rare combination of two distantly related monkeys, emphasizes the necessity of preserving habit connection. The female monkey gained notoriety in 2017 when photos of it taken along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah, Malaysia, were shared on social media wildlife photography groups. […]

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New monkey species found in Amazon forest area that’s fast disappearing

New monkey species found in Amazon forest area that’s fast disappearing

From an area of southern Amazonia, where forests are rapidly being cut for gold mining, agriculture, cattle pastures, and construction of dams, researchers have described a species of marmoset that’s new to science. “The spread of deforestation is pretty visible,” said Rodrigo Costa Araújo of the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil. Araújo and his […]

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