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Shabani the Handsome Gorilla

I kind of get it. I can see how you might think a silverback is sexy – they seem to be made entirely of muscle. But what do young Japenese women find so attractive about Shabani, the famous hunky gorilla of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens? It’s his brooding good looks, and the fact that he’s… Continue reading Shabani the Handsome Gorilla

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Animals WERE Harmed In The Making Of This Film

Over 600 hundred people have complained about the recent animal killings in Channel 4’s The Island With Bear Grylls, which sees male and female contestants stranded on separate remote islands in the Pacific and left to fend for themselves. Channel 4 received 450 complaints, mostly to do with the broadcast of contestants killing and eating several pigs,… Continue reading Animals WERE Harmed In The Making Of This Film

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Small New Zealand Island Set To Become New Ecosystem

Rotoroa island is a small island off New Zealand’s west coast and was, from 1908 to 2005, home to a Salvation Army’s drug and rehabilitation unit. The facility treated male alcoholics, whilst females in recovery were housed on nearby Pakatoa island. More recently, the kiwi bird is set to be introduced onto the island, as the… Continue reading Small New Zealand Island Set To Become New Ecosystem

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Secret Gibbon Whispers Translated By Scientists

Since the 1940s, we have known that gibbons use a secret language to communicate, but only now, with ultra sensitive equipment, have scientists been able to decipher their unusual calls. This research could give us clues to the evolution of human language. Lar gibbons, or the white-handed gibbon, are an endangered primate, usually found in Thailand, Laos… Continue reading Secret Gibbon Whispers Translated By Scientists

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The Real Easter Bunnies

Spring has sprung, and, for animal shelters worldwide, that means the imminent arrival of hundreds of discarded bunnies in the weeks following Easter. Rabbits do not obey the myths surrounding them: they don’t like to be handled by humans, they dislike being confined in cages, and, most annoyingly for homeowners, rabbits can chew through pretty… Continue reading The Real Easter Bunnies