Apes

happy endings

Lab Chimps Left to Die on an Island Are Finally Getting Help

The New York Blood Center has partnered with the Humane Society of the United States to ensure the apes’ long-term care.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.30.17
Science

Sixty Percent of the World’s Primates Are Threatened with Extinction

A study authored by 31 leading experts details all the ways we’re putting our closest relatives at risk.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.18.17
ANIMALS

The Surprising Similarities Between Whales and Primates

A whale biologist reports from the world’s biggest primatology conference.
Shane Gero
8.24.16
videos

Here’s How You Reconstruct a 1.9-Million-Year-Old Face

Paleoartist John Gurche stokes imagination by bringing our ancestors to life
Adam Owen
9.10.15
Internet

Why Research Chimps Were Abandoned in Liberia, According to Those Who Left Them

The New York Blood Center has responded to multiple cries for it to re-establish funding for the chimps it abandoned in Liberia by publishing a list of explanations.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.12.15
News

$150,000 Raised for Abandoned Research Chimps, But Will Only Last Six Months

The New York Blood Center maintains the chimps are not their responsibility.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.29.15
News

The Last-Ditch Effort to Save Abandoned Lab Chimps from Starving

A crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $90,000, but it will only go so far.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.5.15
News

These Chimps Helped Us Find a Hepatitis Vaccine. Now They've Been Left to Die

In March, the New York Blood Center pulled the funding for the chimp sanctuary where 66 of its retired research chimps live.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.29.15
video

Watch This Pissed-Off Chimp Take Down a Surveillance Drone

Curiosity killed the drone.
Rachel Pick
4.15.15
earth

How a Ragged Band of Chimpanzees Survives on the Edge of Human Civilization

As humans encroach, the battered chimps have turned to night raids on farms to find food to live.
Jordan Pearson
10.22.14
ANIMALS

Island of the Apes (Trailer)

In an upcoming documentary, our crew goes to Liberia to discover "Monkey Island," a place solely inhabited by former lab-tested chimpanzees.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.1.14
Sponsored

Story of the Gun: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 10)

In this "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" short film directed by "thirty-two," we follow a shotgun through the hands of several ill-fated owners as the Simian Flu ravages the world around them.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
6.25.14
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