chimpanzees

Taronga Zoo Reveals New Chimpanzee Baby

Appeals Court To Decide If Chimpanzees Should Be Declared ‘Persons’

A New York appeals court will decide whether chimpanzees should be declared “persons” rather than “things” so the animals can be freed from what critics call inhumane imprisonment.

10/08/2014

A baby male chimpanzee is nursed by his mother Kuma (left) at Taronga Zoo on Oct. 25, 2013, in Sydney. (credit: Getty Images)

Group Seeks ‘Legal Personhood’ Status For Chimpanzees

A battle over animal rights is playing out in New York, as activists are trying to get chimpanzees declared as people under the law.

12/03/2013