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By JANE GOODALL | January 25, 1991
Tucson, Arizona. She was lying down, her face sweating in the heat, a rope tied around her waist, in the tourist market in Kinshasa, Zaire. When I made soft chimpanzee sounds she reached out, lethargically. Her mother had been shot, probably for meat. U.S. Ambassador William Hattop persuaded the government to confiscate her. I cut the rope myself.Two weeks later, in the Canary Isles, I held, for a brief moment, another little orphan chimpanzee, this one dressed in baby clothes. Like his photographer master (who believed I wanted a holiday snapshot)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Officials at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore are investigating the death of a middle-aged female chimpanzee that was found lifeless in an enclosure early Wednesday morning, several hours after being anesthetized for a scheduled physical exam. Whether the anesthesia was a factor in the animal's death will be reviewed as part of a necropsy, or animal autopsy, zoo officials said. The 21-year-old primate, named Renee, was among the first group of chimpanzees to inhabit the zoo's Chimpanzee Forest following its opening in 1995.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Medical experiments on chimpanzees are largely unnecessary and should be rare, concluded a report released Thursday from special panel of the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science. The authors did not recommend an outright ban, as Europeans countries have done, but suggested strict parameters for research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Leaders there immediately said they would adhere to the recommendations. "The bar is very high," said Jeffrey Kahn, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, who chaired the panel.
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By Rebecca Hyler, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2012
A chimpanzee, born yesterday around 9:45 a.m. at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, has died, Zoo officials announced today. The baby chimp was born to Joice (pictured), the matriarch of the Zoo's chimpanzees. "During overnight checks, the keeper staff noticed that the baby didn't appear to be nursing and was becoming lethargic," stated Mike McClure, general curator at The Maryland Zoo, in a press release. "We then determined that the baby had died sometime early this morning. " The cause of death will not be determined for several weeks.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 1998
WESTMINSTER residents Lynn and Bart Walter recently held an open studio party, and the guests of honor were seven life-size chimpanzees sculpted from clay.Last week, the breathtaking pieces, which weigh as much as 200 pounds, were moved to a foundry in Baltimore, where they will be cast in bronze.About 60 guests, including representatives from the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation, listened to Bart Walter talk about each creation.Seven chimpanzees, young and old, crouched inquisitively and stretched majestically on pedestals surrounding the crowd.
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By DOUGLAS BIRCH and DOUGLAS BIRCH,SUN REPORTER | March 3, 2006
We give up bus seats to the elderly, open the door for pregnant strangers and shovel snow off our neighbors' sidewalks. And the only payoff, it seems, is the warm glow from knowing we've done a good deed. No other creature cooperates as extensively and effectively as humans often do. Almost none outside Homo sapiens shows signs of being downright altruistic to nonkinfolk. Many scientists think our capacity for self-sacrifice, like our knack for language, helps distinguish our natural history from the rest of the animal kingdom's.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 23, 2003
An epidemic of Ebola virus is sweeping through central Africa's jungles, devastating the region's great apes. The virus has likely killed tens of thousands of chimpanzees and lowland gorillas, and could soon reach one of the world's largest populations of these animals. The virus represents a major new menace to two species already besieged by hunting and habitat loss. While scientists knew about limited outbreaks of Ebola among apes, only recently have researchers recognized the epidemic's scope.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1996
When Carrie Gardner hears the name Jane Goodall, she thinks immediately of one thing."Baby chimpanzees," said the 13-year-old seventh-grader at Magothy River Middle School in Arnold. "With big smiles on their faces."Carrie and about 300 of her classmates got to meet the woman who helped change the way humans look at chimpanzees yesterday when Dr. Goodall visited the school.The pioneering primate researcher, who will lecture tonight at George Washington University's Lizner Auditorium, spent about an hour showing the children slides taken during more than 30 years of studying and caring for wild chimpanzees in Gombe, a remote town on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.
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July 12, 2000
What's for dinner Chimpanzees eat fruit, insects, leaves and sometimes, small mammals. Chimp Chat Chimpanzees are more like humans than any other animal species. Just like us, chimpanzees have two hands with five digits each--complete with fingernails! They use their hands to grasp, pull, pick things up and use tools, like a twig to clean teeth and a rock as a hammer
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By DAN BERGER | September 2, 1994
Wait till the general election, when Helen and Parris get to attack each other's ignorance of state government.Scientists using DNA have discovered racial differences among chimpanzees, but only other chimps can spot them.If the Russians have left Germany, the Americans cannot be far behind.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2012
Joice and Bunny, two chimpanzees at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore , are expecting, officials announced Wednesday morning. It would mark the first chimps born at the zoo in six years and would increase the chimp count to 13. "We are cautiously optimistic about having two successful chimpanzee births this year," said Mike McClure, the zoo's general curator. Both Joice and Bunny are healthy, McClure said, but they are under increased supervision because complications in giving birth are not rare.
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December 23, 2011
Dogs may be a man's best friend, but on the great evolutionary chain, chimpanzees are humanity's closest relatives in the animal world. Chimps are so much like us physically, emotionally and socially that for decades researchers routinely used them as surrogates to test new surgical procedures, evaluate the effectiveness of drugs and vaccines, and develop other therapeutic breakthroughs before trying them out on humans. That research has been instrumental in advancing scientific knowledge and the search for new treatments and medicines to prevent life-threatening and debilitating diseases.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Medical experiments on chimpanzees are largely unnecessary and should be rare, concluded a report released Thursday from special panel of the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science. The authors did not recommend an outright ban, as Europeans countries have done, but suggested strict parameters for research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Leaders there immediately said they would adhere to the recommendations. "The bar is very high," said Jeffrey Kahn, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, who chaired the panel.
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By Luke Broadwater | April 17, 2011
  A Republican official in California is in hot water after she sent out an e-mail depicting President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee.  The e-mail shows Obama as a baby chimp with (apparently) his parent chimpanzees to his right. It then says: "Now you know why — No birth certificate!" The Orange County Republican party chairman has asked the official, Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the party's central committee, to resign, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | January 27, 2009
A 28-year-old chimpanzee named Charley died at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore over the weekend. Zoo spokeswoman Jane Ballentine said an initial necropsy provided no obvious explanation. The animal's remains have been sent to the Department of Comparative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University for closer examination and tests. Charley is the third adult chimp to die at the zoo in the past two years. The others were Joe, a male about 35, of peritonitis; and Rusty, 23, a female, of anesthesia complications after severe tonsillitis, said Dr. Ellen Bronson, senior veterinarian.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Sun Reporter | November 26, 2006
The only better first name would have been Eve. But Jane did just fine. When Jane Goodall emerged from the forest of Tanzania with her tales of life with the chimpanzees, her timing was perfect. National Geographic introduced this gentle, determined woman to the world in its August 1963 issue in an article entitled My Life with the Wild Chimpanzees. Jane Goodall: The Woman who Redefined Man Dale Peterson Houghton Mifflin / 742 pages / $35
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February 15, 1995
U Nu, 87, who led Burma's first muddled attempt at democracy before being ousted by a military coup, died Tuesday in Rangoon. He became Burma's first prime minister -- and only civilian to hold the job -- after the country gained independence ,, in 1948. He was overthrown in a 1962 coup and detained for four years. He went into exile in 1969 and didn't return to Burma until 1980. He was regarded as honest, sincere, and devout. But his critics said he should have spent more time listening to his advisers than practicing Buddhist meditation and consulting his astrologer.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff Writer | August 29, 1995
A fuzzy chimpanzee, weighing about four pounds, was born Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo in front of several surprised visitors, zoo officials announced yesterday.At 4:40 p.m., as the visitors watched, a 10-year-old female chimp named Rustie built a small nest of hay in a corner of the chimpanzee exhibit and gave birth to an as-yet-unnamed baby."Chimpanzee births are usually fairly quick and you don't get a lot of warning," said Roger Birkel, the zoo director. "Some visitors and staff were right there.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 18, 2006
PHILADELPHIA -- As we branched off from each other on the evolutionary tree, our ancestors look to have made a messy break from those of chimpanzees. By comparing samples of chimp, gorilla and human DNA, scientists from MIT and Harvard say they see possible evidence of interspecies sex. But there's a problem with this finding, say paleontologists who study human origins. The geneticists are proposing that our ancestors were still mixing it up with those of the chimps until 6 million years ago -- a time when one lineage was on all fours, the other walking upright.
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