Koko the rhyming gorilla and the woman trying to get her pregnant

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She tells jokes, talks in verse and is chums with DiCaprio but theres one thing missing from Kokos life: a baby. A riveting new documentary explores the controversial bond between one woman and her ape It wasnt the first time I had looked into the eyes of a gorilla, but it was the first time […]

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House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository- photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked tusk, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]

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No more monkey business: why primates should never be pets

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About 4,500 primates are in private hands in the UK many of them suffering poor conditions. Is it time for a forbidding? Primate owner Laura was scanning the internet adverts for monkeys she could try to rescue when she spotted one from a man in the Cotswolds who was clearly detecting caring for two common […]

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