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The three most interesting animal facts of the week

We're continually finding out new things about the animal world. This week three fascinating facts emerged about the animal kingdom, pertaining to bees, kangaroos and baboons. Digital Journal finds out more.

Are our gut bacteria swapped when we snuggle up?

Paris - The microorganisms that reside in the guts influence a number of health outcomes. There are variations between people. One source of the variation might be the extent of “personal relationships”, according to a new study.

University of Oklahoma criticized for abusing baboons

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited the University of Oklahoma for abusing baboons. This issue of animal welfare came about through a routine inspection.

Video: Baboons take over a house near Cape Town in South Africa

Cape Town - A bunch of baboons decided to take over a house in Betty's Bay near Cape Town in South Africa and began ransacking the place. A neighbor caught it all on video and managed to get them to leave.

Troops of baboons terrorizing Zimbabwe-Zambia border, steal goods

Harare - It seems Zimbabwe doesn't have to just worry about corruption in government and disease outbreaks, but also an influx of baboons. Troops of baboons are wreaking havoc on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Drunk baboons cause trouble in Cape Town

Cape Town - Baboons are raiding kitchens, damaging buildings, throwing things at people and killing animals in South Africa – and sometimes, they’re drunk.

Baboons booze it up on bonanza of wine grapes and fermented skins

It’s wine grape harvest time in South Africa and uninvited guests are defying electrified fences and going after their favorite wine grapes, which also happen to be the most expensive.
 

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A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
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Baboons take over a house in Betty s Bay near Cape Town.
Baboons take over a house in Betty's Bay near Cape Town.
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Animal rights activists around the world want science to cease experimenting on animals including pr...
Animal rights activists around the world want science to cease experimenting on animals including primates like this one found in laboratories across the country.
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