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What Females Want | What Males Will Do

To Have, to Hold, and to Cheat

Of the 4,000 or so species of mammals, only a handful of animals have ever been thought to mate for life. This short list of animals includes among others: gibbon apes, wolves, coyotes, barn owls, bald eagles, gorillas and barn swallows. But as it turns out there are some cracks in these monogamous images — […]

Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History

Interview: Gloria Grow

Q: Why did you decide to take in all of those chimps at once? A: I didn’t have a choice. The day that I went to the lab and met the chimps, I decided I would be taking whomever I met. I was introduced to two groups of chimps — 15 in total, 7 of […]

Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History

Caring for Captive Chimps

From studies of chimpanzees in the wild by researchers like Jane Goodall, we know that wild chimps develop close, affectionate bonds with members of their community. They maintain friendships, play together, groom each other, and even communicate through hugs, kisses, pats on the back, or tickles. But living an isolated existence, captive chimps may never […]

Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History

Alternatives to Chimp Testing

In 1923, Psychobiologist Robert Yerkes purchased two young chimps from a zoo for his own behavioral studies. These two chimps, named Chim and Panzee, would be the first of thousands to be used for the sake of scientific research in the United States. And while internationally, the use of chimps in research has declined over […]

Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean

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Cuba’s political and economic isolation has provided the outside world little opportunity to see its wildlife … until now. It may be renowned for its politics and its cigars, but Cuba is home to some of the most unusual creatures on earth, including the feisty Cuban crocodile, the world’s smallest bird and frog, and migrating […]

Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean

Explore Cuba

Ninety miles off the tip of Florida lies a Caribbean isle shaped like a crocodile. That’s fitting, because the island of Cuba is home to rare “leaping” crocodiles — and a host of other unusual animals, including some of the world’s smallest hummingbirds, frogs, and lizards. There are caves full of bats and their wily […]

Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean

Wildlife Guide

Cuba is a place teeming with wildlife, more animal and plant species than anywhere else in the Caribbean. Discover Cuba’s animals, some of which are endemic. BEE HUMMINGBIRD (Mellisuga helenae) Believed to be the world’s smallest bird, Cuba’s native bee hummingbird buzzes around forests and field edges in many parts of the island, where it […]

Living Edens: Big Sur

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Coastal paradise is showcased in Living Edens: Big Sur – California’s Wild Coast, a special presentation of NATURE. California is the land of Disney, Hollywood, and freeway traffic jams. But on a much grander scale, it’s also the land of natural marvels, including a coastal paradise where wildlife and flora thrive in an unspoiled environment. […]