It was not the only time last year that macaques
made a break for it at Dublin Zoo.
Scientists found that a large number of the rhesus macaques
in Silver Springs State Park were not just carrying the virus - which is common in the species - but had the virus in their saliva and other bodily fluids.
Oral and rectal swabs collected 3 months after the epidemic from the recovered male macaque
were negative by all virologic analyses.
About 100,000 macaques
are traded every year around the world and Mauritius is one of the biggest exporters.
The meat of the crested black macaque
is highly prized by the Minahasan community, a mostly Christian ethnic group that typically takes no issue with consuming exotic wildlife, unlike most other Muslim-majority communities in Indonesia.
The demand for macaques
from foreign laboratories was there but we still had to establish the breeding norms as there were none at that time," says Mary-Ann Griffiths.
For example, some studies demonstrated a positive correlation between adult male testosterone and dominance rank in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) (Anestis, 2006; Muller and Wrangham, 2004), long-tailed macaques
(Macaca fascicularis) (Czoty et al.
It was unknown what kind of primate the creature was but Philippine long tailed macaques
(scientific name: Macaca Philippinensis) are known to abound in most parts of the country including highland areas like Baguio City.
The researchers placed two rhesus macaques
infected with Zaire ebolavirus in cages near two uninfected cynomolgus macaques
That the Philippine long-tailed macaque
is protected under Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative Order 48 hasn't stopped trappers from capturing them for the illegal wildlife trade or hunting them for sport.
The researchers found that over subsequent weeks, the stem-cell derived heart muscle cells infiltrated into the damaged heart tissue, then matured, assembled into muscle fibers and began to beat in synchrony with the macaque
THREE highly-endangered Sulawesi crested macaques
are making themselves at home after joining the Dudley Zoo collection.