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The week in wildlife – in pictures: a bone-crunching turtle, golfing giraffes and goofy gorillas | Environment

The week in wildlife – in pictures: a bone-crunching turtle, golfing giraffes and goofy gorillas | Environment

Two gorillas play a game. Researchers have found that young great apes tease others in their group: juvenile chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans have been seen pulling older animals’ hair, poking them, body-slamming them and waving objects repeatedly in front of their faces. If they didn’t get a reaction, the juveniles would step up their intrusive behaviour – a tactic that will be familiar to many human parents. Source link

Deltex Medical flags use of its Esophageal Doppler Monitoring system in gorillas

Deltex Medical flags use of its Esophageal Doppler Monitoring system in gorillas

West Sussex-based Deltex Medical, the company behind blood-flow monitoring technology, has reported that its Esophageal Doppler Monitoring (EDM+) system has been used on two anaesthetised gorillas – thought to be a world first. The company noted that, though developed for human use, this was an example of how veterinarians had applied its “uniquely suited” Deltex haemodynamic monitoring technology to enhance the surgical outcome from procedures on a “particularly challenging species”. READ MORE: Deltex Medical eyeing long-term growth after significant year for TrueVue system The system uses a low frequency ultrasound signal to measure blood flow directly in the central circulation. The company says the EDM+ is the world’s first hemodynamic monitoring system to measure both flow and pressure directly. An article about Deltex system’s use on the two Western lowland gorillas, which were anaesthetised for dental examinations and treatments, was published in the Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (VAA). Authors Drs Diego A. Portela and Enzo Vettorato, board-certified anaesthesiologists at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida, wrote: “Clinical situations, such as those …

Critically endangered gorilla born at London Zoo

Critically endangered gorilla born at London Zoo

Kathryn Sanders, London Zoo’s primates section manager, said: “We started our day as normal – we gave the gorillas their breakfast and began our cleaning routines. When we returned to their back dens, we could see Mjukuu was starting to stretch and squat – a sign that she was in labour. “After a very quick labour – just 17 minutes – Mjukuu was spotted on camera tenderly holding her newborn and demonstrating her wonderful mothering instincts – cleaning her infant and checking it over.” The birth of a western lowland gorilla at London Zoo is a real cause for celebration with the subspecies critically endangered, and as a result of poaching and disease their wild numbers have declined by more than 60 per cent over the last 25 years. The infant was fathered by Kiburi, who arrived at London Zoo from Tenerife in November 2022 as part of the international conservation breeding programme for western lowland gorillas – the programme ensures the preservation of a genetically diverse and healthy population of the gorilla subspecies. Ms …

Grocery delivery app Getir bags rival Gorillas in a .2B acquisition

Grocery delivery app Getir bags rival Gorillas in a $1.2B acquisition

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. We’ve made it to Friday, folks. If you’re anything like me, that means finishing the workday with a well-deserved nap and reruns of “The Office.” Tweet, toot or Post at me about your favorite way to end the week. Mark your calendar for a Twitter Space event on Tuesday, December 13 at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST featuring Builders VC investor Andrew Chen, who will speak with Walter about the role tech reporting plays in shaping ecosystems. See you Monday! — Christine The TechCrunch Top 3 Startups and VC More layoffs this week as Ingrid reports on Primer, an e-commerce infrastructure startup based in the U.K. that announced it would lay off one-third of its staff amid some restructuring to manage current and proposed commerce market conditions. Meanwhile, Haje believes you need the perfect summary slide for your pitch deck and has found some for you (requires a TechCrunch+ subscription). And we …

Instant grocery app Getir acquires its competitor Gorillas

Instant grocery app Getir acquires its competitor Gorillas

After weeks of rumors, Getir has announced that it is acquiring Gorillas. This is a major consolidation deal for the instant grocery delivery space. The Financial Times first reported that Getir has closed the acquisition of its competitor. TechCrunch has confirmed the news with Getir. “Markets go up and down, but consumers love our service and convenience is here to stay. The super fast grocery delivery industry will steadily grow for many years to come and Getir will lead this category it created 7 years ago,” Getir founder Nazim Salur said in a statement. Getir originally launched its service in Turkey in 2015. Over the past couple of years, many people started ordering groceries online because of lockdown restrictions. Getir, Gorillas, Flink and a cohort of startups tried to popularize a new model for grocery deliveries. Instead of reserving a delivery slot for the next day, orders are processed instantly on those apps. The user experience works more like food delivery services, such as Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat Takeaway. You open an app, …