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All About Monkeys

One of most recognizable animals in the world, a monkey is a long-tailed, medium-sized member of the order of Primates. The primate order also includes macaques, baboons, guenons, capuchins, marmosets, and tamarins.

Baboon Society Is No Democracy

ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2008) — In decisions about where to eat, baboons don't all have an equal say, according to a report in the November 20th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Rather, most baboons in a group will follow their leader to a dining spot of his choosing, even if it means a considerably more meager meal for themselves than they could have had otherwise.

Africa's Great Apes In Peril

The future of our closest living relatives is much more fragile than previously thought. According to a report published online today by the journal Nature, the number of great apes in the wilds of western Africa has been more than halved over the past two decades.

Human-like Altruism Shown In Chimpanzees

ScienceDaily (June 25, 2007) — Experimental evidence reveals that chimpanzees will help other unrelated humans and conspecifics without a reward, showing that they share crucial aspects of altruism with humans.

A Fed Baboon Is A Dead Baboon

24 July 2009 By Sandrine Nouvel Staff Writer In South Africa, baboons, like a number of wild animals, still roam freely and can often been encountered at the side of- or even on -  the road.

Monkeys And Apes Know Right From Wrong

Monkeys and apes have a sense of morality and fairness, new research has found.

The Emperor Tamarin

Saguinus imperator

Miss Waldron's Red Colobus

Piliocolobus badius waldronae

Red Uakari

Cacajao calvus

Chimps Exchange Meat For Sex

07 April 2009 By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News

Paris Hilton In South Africa

Paris Hilton's friend has been ordered to leave South Africa after she was caught carrying marijuana following a World Cup soccer game on Friday, July 2.

Quirky Questions

Are there really no stupid questions? Your teacher might have told you so, but tourist officials would disagree.

The Strangest Questions From Tourists

When a tourist arrives to an unknown city, it is usual that he is a little bit confused and he is not clear about which are the venues that he has to visit but, sometimes, he goes beyond logic and asks a few funny questions, so to speak.

Faq About South Africa

Q: How do I stay safe in SA?   A: Tourists are unfortunately, potential targets for criminals.Trust your instincts and be vigilant .

Tourism In Sa

These questions about South Africa were posted on a South African Tourism Website and were answered by the website owner.

Tourism In Australia - Strange Questions...

"CAN I catch a train from Fiji to New Zealand?" and "what type of car is needed to drive from the Great Barrier Reef to Perth?" (around 4000 miles) are just some of the dumbest questions asked by tourists.


Lee Decker, our curator at Birds of Eden has a phobia for worms.  She can even touch them, or look at them much. The weird fact is that she is an qualified entomologist!

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos

Rose Breasteds are very smart, always very happy, and they occasionally do an excited dance during which they will stomp their feet, flap their wings and spin in a circle - all the while emitting an excited call.   Unlike most other parrot species, wild Rosies feed on the ground.

The Hartlaub Tauraco

Tauraco hartlaubi

Red-and-yellow Barbet

Trachyphonus erythrocephalus