As the U.S. government retires its research chimpanzees, the spotlight falls on other animals still in labs that are sentient beings, according to new studies.
The remaining 50 chimps in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement.
A group of smuggled apes were repatriated, five years after the majority of them were discovered abandoned by the side of the road.
Rampant wildfires in Indonesia are destroying many of the world's few remaining natural habitats for endangered orangutans.
During Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Britain, the second in line to the throne records a message for a popular Chinese television show.
The educational event is condemned as a 'macabre spectacle' by animal rights groups but given a thumbs-up by many Danes.
A Brazilian nature reserve has agreed to take an orangutan who shot to fame when a court ruled she was a 'non-human' being unlawfully held at a zoo.
More than two tons of ivory were crushed, in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.
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