Friday Animal Blog
November 26, 2010
Co-Sleeping: Monkeys Do It, Apes Do It; Should We Do it Too?
To most of us, itís a behavior that comes as naturally as breathing: When itís a babyís bedtime, we put carry her to her room, give her a kiss, and turn on the infant monitor. Through the evening weí (more…)
November 19, 2010
Look at any kidsí playground Ė or adultsí corporate boardroom-- and the fact becomes obvious: Hierarchy and status-striving are part of primate living.
Not all primate species are arranged into hierarchies of dominance, but most are. High-status individuals may have great access to resources such as nutrient-rich food items and choice mates. Itís fascinating (more…)
November 12, 2010
On my twitter-feed recently, this message appeared: Miracles and wonders happen everyday...hope you find and enjoy them.
Immediately, a curmudgeonly gust filled my lungs and out came a groan. Any reader of this blog knows Iím an animal lover; the natural world does bring me joy. But honestly, could a message be (more…)
November 5, 2010
Open Thinkers of the Forest to the oversized color photograph opposite page 60, and a striking sight materializes. In a dense emerald forest with no person in sight, eight orangutans of various shapes and sizes feed in the trees. Studded at various heights in the canopy, limbs splayed at sharp angles, the apes (more…)