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Medicine from the jungle – rainforest pharmacy | DW Video Documentary

Bonobo apes are experts in using rainforest plants as medicine. But they’re now endangered because of poaching and deforestation.

Will the secrets of the rainforest die with them? Find out in: RAIN FOREST PHARMACY – MEDICINE FROM THE JUNGLE. Dr Barbara Fruth is in the Democratic Republic of Congo to study the apes and learn more about the rainforest pharmacy. Her team of international researchers is in a race against time – can they finish their work before the apes’ medical knowledge is lost forever? WATCH VIDEO DOCUMENTARY NEXT

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Four rare mountain gorillas ‘die in Uganda lightning strike’


There are just over 1,000 mountain gorillas in existence

Four rare mountain gorillas, including a pregnant female, have died in Uganda after being hit by lightning, a conservation group says.

The three adult females and a male infant were found in Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park with “gross lesions” on their bodies indicating electrocution.

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SMALL ORANGE HAIRED MONKEY OF SOUTH AMERICA PICS & INFO-Golden lion tamarins

Brazil
Golden lion tamarins live in the rapidly diminishing Atlantic Forest, a richly biodiverse region
that stretches down through Brazil and into Argentina and Paraguay. The Reserva Biológica
Poço das Antas, a 28,000-acre (11,331-hectare) forest reserve near Rio de Janeiro, protects the
golden lion tamarin’s habitat.

Golden Lion Tamarin is a mammal that traditionally inhabits lowland tropical forest. It has a hair covering and is able to speed up to 40km/h (24mph). Golden Lion Tamarin (leontopithecus rosalia) usually is 20-33.5cm (13.2-8in) and weights 550-700g (19-25oz). The animal lives 8-15 years in a troop lifestyle. Eats mostly: fruit, insects, small mammals, small reptiles

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Ancient Ape with ‘Human Legs’ and ‘Orangutan Arms’ Moved Like No Other Creature on Earth

This weird locomotion has never been seen until now.

Here below, the 21 bones of the most complete partial skeleton of a male Danuvius ape
discovered in Bavaria.(Image: © Christoph Jäckle)

More than 11 million years ago, an oddball ape equipped with human-like legs and robust ape-like arms clambered across tree limbs, possibly escaping feline predators. That’s the picture that scientists have gleaned about a new species of fossil ape discovered in Bavaria.

The ape creature may have also used a weird locomotion never seen until now, shedding light on how the ancestors of humans may have evolved to walk on two legs, a new study finds.

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Several Ways Chimps Are Similar to us Humans

Humans have long sought a connection to various species in the animal kingdom. Despite conflicting assertions, the fact remains that there are so many striking similarities between chimpanzees and humans that evolutionary biologists call them our “cousins”.

For one thing, chimpanzees demonstrate social behaviors that were once thought to be observed only in humans and their great ape cousins.

Chimps like to play.

Just as young kids like to go out on summer mornings to look for other children to play with, young chimpanzees have also been observed to behave in the same way. They engage in play activities for hours, manifesting behaviors that scientists describe as “activity that produces no clear or immediate benefits — both during their childhood and their ‘youth.’”

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