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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Chimpanzees

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# Sweden
Escaped chimpanzees recaptured in Sweden as four shot dead
The apes had escaped on Wednesday, with some of them making their way out of the monkey house where they lived.
All time
# storm erik
Chimpanzees escape Belfast Zoo enclosure using snapped tree branch
One chimp wandered across a pathway where visitors to the zoo were standing.
# Monkey Business
How one rescued chimp inspired an entire 100-acre sanctuary
The story of Bruno is more than just a tale of man rescues chimp. It changed the way people think about conservation in a country blighted by poor development.
# severely disfigured
Boy who was mauled by chimps to have face rebuilt in US hospital
It’s hoped the 8-year-old will once again be able to open and close his mouth, and eat and talk properly.
# Mad Yokes
Chimpanzees have sessions, get drunk, go for a lie down - new study
# Research
A New York judge may have just recognised two chimps as legal persons
A university has been ordered to appear in court to provide a legally sufficient reason for detaining the two chimpanzees.
# Monkey Business
Our chimps are NOT on the pill, say Dublin Zoo
The zoo has denied reports that female chimps were using contraceptives.
'Chimps are people too' US court told
Three courts in New York are being asked to recognize four chimps as “legal persons” with fundamental rights.
Do you like to tell a fib? Don't worry, it's part of evolution
Trinity College scientists have found that humans’ ability to lie to each other may have evolved because of our cooperative nature.
# Happy Birthday
Dublin Zoo celebrates Betty and Wendy's golden years
As part of the celebrations, Dublin Zoo will be offering free entry to all those aged 50 or over on Wednesday.
# Great Escape
Five chimps escape from German zoo, young girl hurt
The chimps got a brief taste of freedom before returning to their compound.
# Chimp Friday
It's Friday so here's a slideshow of chimpanzees from around the world
Fridays were made for chimpanzees, they just were…
# Boo at the Zoo
Gallery: Halloween hijinx for elephants, tigers and chimps
Dublin Zoo kicked off the Halloween festivities with some tasty treats for the animals…
# Chimpanzees
"I said COME HERE"...Chimps use 66 distinct gestures to communicate
Researchers in Scotland studied hours of footage of wild Ugandan chimpanzees and identified a wide repertoire of gestures. Previous studies indicated 30 gestures.