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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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An endangered red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A pair of endangered red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra)
Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo

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A pair of golden-handed tamarins (Saguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo

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A golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A pair of golden-handed tamarins (Saguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo

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A golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo

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A golden-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered gray gibbon (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered gray gibbon (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A a pair of endangered gray gibbons (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered gray gibbon (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered gray gibbon (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered Peruvian woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

This is a juvenile female. She had severe growth deformities due to poor nutrition as she was being reared as a pet by a citizen here. Her mother was likely killed so that she could be sold into the pet trade.

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A critically endangered back bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas) at Zoo Brasilia.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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