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Male Orangutans Plan Trips A Day In Advance, Share Info With Mates
2013-09-12 09:31:50

New research from the University of Zurich reveals male orangutans as quite the travel planners. Not only do these primates set out their routes a day in advance, they also share these plans with their travel mates.

Human Feet Very Similar To Those Of Great Apes
2013-08-21 09:37:20

As humans, we tend to think of ourselves as much more evolved than our fellow primates. However, new research from biologists has revealed the human foot is much closer to the feet of great apes than previously thought.

Orangutans Not The Swingers They Were Made Out To Be
2013-07-29 13:48:29

Orangutans have been known as the king of swingers, but finding that the apes come down from the trees to forage or to travel could lead to implications for conservation efforts.

2013-07-26 11:19:51

According to a new study, led by University of Texas at Austin anthropologists Gabrielle A. Russo and Liza Shapiro, the 9- to 7-million-year-old ape from Italy did not, in fact, walk habitually on two legs.

Social Networks Help Monkeys Adapt To New Trends
2013-06-28 05:55:51

Monkeys with the strongest social networks tend to be 'trendsetters' and early adopters of the latest foraging trends, according to new research published Thursday in journal Current Biology.

Researchers Discover Oldest Fossil Primate Skeleton
2013-06-05 12:43:41

An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest known fossil primate skeleton, which could shed light of the evolutionary divergence between the lineage leading to modern monkeys, apes and humans on one side and the lineage leading to tarsiers on the other.

Saving The Great Apes Of Central Africa
2013-05-22 08:08:53

The Wildlife Conservation Society recently released a manual on protecting great apes in Central African forests.

Oldest Evidence Of Split Between Monkeys And Apes Discovered
2013-05-16 14:39:00

Two fossil discoveries have revealed new details about the evolutionary divergence of apes and Old World monkeys, such as macaques and baboons, according to a report published in the journal Nature.

Meat Hunting Changes The Vegetation Of African Rainforests
2013-03-20 16:33:06

According to a new study, hunting in the African rainforests doesn't just jeopardize animal populations – it can also have lasting consequences for fruit trees as well as other forms of forest vegetation.

Smithsonian Zoo Introduces iPad Tablet Computers To Orangutans
2013-01-23 13:40:39

The Smithsonian National Zoological park in Washington, DC has joined 12 other zoos around the world and has recently begun using Apple iPads to interact with a zoo favorite: orangutans.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.