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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  
Heart disease is the no. 1 cause of deaths in chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas living in captivity. Today, a local cardiologist from Memorial Hospital will conduct echocardiograms on two chimps from the Chattanooga Zoo.
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To a young #gorilla, the world is your playground. (pic: Angie Bell)
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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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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.
 
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Fun with Pongo

Have bubbles ever been this cute? Ever? 

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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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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
As their animals age, the Kansas City Zoo and others nationwide have begun using new treatments to maintain the health of their collections.
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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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For Proust’s birthday, Jane Goodall answers the Proust Questionnaire via +Maria Popova 
A dead writer meets one of the greatest scientists alive. A century before today's popular personality quizzes, Victorian "confession alb
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Come see us in Portland for our workshop at ‪#‎AAZV‬
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - This 4-hour afternoon workshop will review the latest information on diagnosis, treatment and potential etiologies for great ape heart disease. More details and sign up at goo.gl/cnJIlS.
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Saving great apes...one heart at a time
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Based at Zoo Atlanta, the Great Ape Heart Project (GAHP) is led by Hayley Murphy, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services, to address a critical need to investigate and understand cardiovascular disease in great apes.