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Great Ape Heart Project
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Saving great apes...one heart at a time
Saving great apes...one heart at a time

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The Great Ape Heart Project is competing in a 30-day zoo competition to raise research funds. We need to meet our fundraising target by November 30th to receive the funds, and if we have the MOST DONORS we will win $1000 towards the project from Experiment.com. That means every donation, no matter how little will help! To learn more about the fundraiser and to donate, please visit: https://experiment.com/gorilla_hearts.
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Great work Shirley and team!
The data collected on Shirley the chimpanzee will be included in the Great Ape Heart Project. A great collaboration between +Chattanooga Zoo , University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine, and CHI Memorial.

#Chimpanzee   #veterinary   #hearthealth  
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We are thankful for good health and gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos. Happy Thanksgiving! http://greatapeheartproject.org/about/
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To a young #gorilla, the world is your playground. (pic: Angie Bell)
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Exciting news!
Great Ape Heart Project awarded second National Leadership Grant from IMLS! The $421,000 award represents the second time the Great Ape Heart Project has earned this prestigious federal grant and is the third show of support from IMLS for the world’s first effort to understand, diagnose, and treat a leading killer of great apes in zoos. More at http://goo.gl/6hjs4B.
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This write-up illustrates how collaboration between organizations can lead to better care.

Nice mentions of the great ape care at  +Kansas City Zoo, +Lincoln Park Zoo, and +Zoo Atlanta.

#GreatApeHeartProject   #greatapes   #gorilla   #chimpanzee
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Treats - a proven motivation for humans AND gorillas
Our friend +Rick Schwartz hosted a fantastic video at +Omaha Zoo to show how they perform heart echocardiograms on gorillas. 
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Lulu continues to amaze all! 
In addition to being the oldest living chimpanzee post-stroke, she's also the first chimpanzee to volunteer to have her blood pressure taken through a finger cuff. Watch the video of her having her blood pressure taken at https://youtu.be/KBo1-0Aivzc via +The Humane Society of the United States.

The data provides insight into Lulu's healthcare to aid in treatment, as well as providing a body of knowledge that will benefit great apes at zoos, research facilities and sanctuaries.
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Orangutan see, orangutan do?
GAHP Project and Database Manager, Marietta Dindo Danforth, PhD shows how the copycat trait is shared by our primate cousins, specifically orangutans at +Zoo Atlanta.
 
‪#‎TBT‬
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