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Tourists pose continued risks for disease transmission to endangered mountain gorillas

Ohio University

Researchers at Ohio University have published a new study in collaboration with Ugandan scientists, cautioning that humans place endangered mountain gorillas at risk of disease transmission during tourism encounters.

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Released:
14-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST

Chimpanzees More Likely to Share Tools, Teach Skills When Task Is Complex

Washington University in St. Louis

Teach a chimpanzee to fish for insects to eat, and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her a better way to use tools in gathering prey, and you may change the course of evolution.For most wild chimpanzees, tool use is an important part of life — but learning these skills is no simple feat. Wild chimpanzees transfer tools to each other, and this behavior has previously been shown to serve as a form of teaching.

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Released:
27-Dec-2019 3:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Yes, Even Wild Tigers Struggle with Work/Life Balance

Yes, Even Wild Tigers Struggle with Work/Life Balance

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new study by a team of Russian and American scientists revealed the first-ever detailed analysis of a tigress from the birth of her cubs through their first four months.

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Released:
19-Dec-2019 9:35 AM EST
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Newswise: How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga

How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga

University of Warwick

Psychologist observing two chimpanzees in a zoo have discovered that they performed a behaviour hitherto never seen, they coordinated together in a rhythmic social ritual.

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Released:
12-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Mountain Goats’ Air Conditioning is Failing, Study Says
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    11-Dec-2019 2:00 PM EST
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10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Yellowstone's migrating bison manipulate springtime green-up

University of Wyoming

On a typical June day in Yellowstone, it's not unusual to see hundreds of bison grazing in the Lamar Valley.

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Released:
19-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Conservation scientists call for reverse to biodiversity loss

University of Queensland

A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world.

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Released:
8-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Unless Warming is Slowed, Emperor Penguins will be Marching Towards Extinction
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    7-Nov-2019 3:00 PM EST

Unless Warming is Slowed, Emperor Penguins will be Marching Towards Extinction

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Emperor penguins are some of the most striking and charismatic animals on Earth, but a new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has found that a warming climate may render them extinct by the end of this century. The study, which was part of an international collaboration between scientists, published Nov. 7, 2019, in the journal Global Change Biology.

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Released:
6-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Newswise: New Species Take Longer to Arise in the Amazon
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    22-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

New Species Take Longer to Arise in the Amazon

PLOS

Amazonia is home to the greatest number of species on earth, many now threatened, but a new study published October 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Jason Weir from the University of Toronto and Trevor Price from the University of Chicago hammers home Amazonia’s importance, showing that it is not only a place with many species, but one where it has taken an exceptionally long time for new species to form.

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Released:
15-Oct-2019 9:55 AM EDT
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