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Pictures of the day: 9 May 2012

A white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia) eats in its enclosure at the zoo in Nuremberg, southern Germany // photo by Timm Schamberger/AP

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"More Than Human" by Tim Flach by misty -repinned by California photographer http://LinneaLenkus.com #portraiture

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Gorilla in the fist: Newborn sleeps on mother's chest (where it's definitely in safe hands)

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In pictures: Bonobos: our endangered 'cousins' in the heart of the Congo basin

This blog is simply a collection of photos (some my own, some not), etc. that I find beautiful, amusing, poignant, or that I can relate to in some way. I have a soft spot for beautiful photos of Cape Breton (Nova Scotia, Canada) and Massachusetts (USA).

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Cambridge

We are supporting a charity called MONA UK. They are a UK branch of The Mona Foundation which provides sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees, and other primates, where they can live out their lives in the most natural environment possible.

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Keep your paws off my baby! Zoo keepers are unable to get close to newborn gorilla because of its 16-stone protective mother

Tender grip: The primate was born four days ago as part of a successful breeding programme | Ozala at Twycross Zoo

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Sifaka - A genus of lemur [Propithecus] in Primate order; found only on island of Madagascar and all species are threatened.

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Bold as brass monkey

An unsteady baby chimp takes steps away from his mother at a zoo. - photo by Konrad Wothe

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Orphan orangutans relax for the camera: Primates enjoy one another's company after being rescued from violence and starvation

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