Baboons thieves Cape Town


Residents of one of South Africa's most popular tourist destinations are facing a serious problem -. Hungry baboons attack not only on the street, but also stolen in the houses of the inhabitants of Cape Town. The baboons climb the steep walls of the high-rise buildings, and they enter through the open windows of the apartments to get the spoils.
Usually, they enter homes in search of food, but sometimes a shade or a stuffed toy may be.

The victims of these unusual offenders are limited to used paintball guns and pepper sprays, as the Baboon a protected species . However, These methods only served to scare away briefly to primates, After a time hunger forces them to return back to the houses.

The photos shows a scene that was already familiar to the inhabitants of Cape Town.


The mohol Bushbaby, also known as South African galago


Photo provided by the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago shows a mohol Bushbaby He was born at the Zoo in January and recently ventured out of its nest. The small primate weighing only 8,50 grams at birth. These primates, native to South Africa, they are very rare in zoos. Today, There are less than 20 in the zoos in the United States. (AP Photo / Courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo, Todd Rosenberg)

Band of chimps kill their alpha male

Aldin injured1

The leader of a group of wild chimpanzees was recently attacked by four of his subordinates, those who joined forces to win a battle to death. It is rare that chimps kill their alpha male – This event offers a rare view of the structure of the group in our closest relatives.

Aldin injured2

As of the year 2007, PIMU proclaimed alpha male of a group of chimpanzees who live near Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania. His Government had a violent end in October of the 2011 – the moment was captured on video. Stefano Kaburu from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, and his colleagues investigated the incident and conducted an autopsy the body of Pimu (American Journal of Primatology ,

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Bonobos voluntarily share food with strangers in exchange for company


Bonobos voluntarily share food and even renounce its own food by a stranger, but only if the receiver offers to change social interaction, According to a study published Wednesday by Jingzhi so and Brian Hare, the Duke University (United States), in the magazine ‘ Plos One ’.

In a series of experiments, the authors found that the behaviour of bonobos was at least partly driven by altruistic motivations, Since the animals helped buy food to strangers, even without the possible social interaction as a result of helping them. However, your generosity had its limits: animals do not share food in their possession if there is no social interaction possible.

Although study subjects were all bonobos who had been orphaned by the trade in Bush meat in the Congo, They showed no significant difference in psychological bonobos that had been raised by their mothers. According to the researchers, their results highlight the evolution of the generosity of these apes, the closest relatives of humans, and suggest that the behavior may have evolved to allow for expansion of the various social networks.

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White-faced Saki monkey

White-faced saki monkey

Pithecia pithecia, measured between 30 and 50 height cm, they weigh between the 2 and 4 kilos and are concentrated in the North-East of Brazil, in special, in Venezuela. In this species the female differs from the male because this has the white face and Golden female.

The giant Gorilla Malui wanders through a dense forest in the Central African Republic


The giant Gorilla Malui wanders around the dense forest Dzanga-Sangha in the Central African Republic. Malui, whose age is estimated at around 25 years, it sucks the air of the forest surrounded by a swarm of butterflies. Photo: BARCROFT MEDIA

Tenderness between a Bonobo mother and her calf


This baby Bonobo hairless seeks the affection of his mother at the Zoo in Jacksonville Florida. The hair loss is due to stress that produces live in captivity. Photo of Graham McGeorge

A group of macaques with Crest tucked to give heat

Crested macaques

A group of macaques with Crest, more accustomed to the tropical jungles of Indonesia than to European zoos, They huddle to provide warmth in the Dublin Zoo photo: Niall Carson / PA