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Chimpanzee-on-chimpanzee violence is not the result of increased aggression resulting from exposure to human activities, researchers from the University of Minnesota and an international team of colleagues report in the latest edition of the journal Nature.
New research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature details the successful sequencing and annotation of the gibbon genome, meaning that scientists have now mapped the DNA of all of the world’s ape species.
Previous studies have shown that genetic factors for intelligence can be passed on in humans, but a new study shows that inherited intelligence also extends to our primate cousins – namely chimpanzees.
Scientists have decoded the meaning behind the various gestures that chimpanzees use to communicate with one another, observing more than 80 wild Ugandan primates in order to compile a glossary of their hand and body movements.
Chimpanzees are copycats and, in the process, they form new traditions that are often particular to only one specific group of these primates.
Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music
Light-fingered chimpanzees are changing the way subsistence farmers make a living in Africa by causing them to grow different crops and spend more time guarding their goods.
Researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, discovered in a new study that chimpanzees within a socially contained setting, impulsively cooperate with each other, selecting a partner of their choosing.
Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study concludes that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence.
As humans, we tend to take great pride in our position at the top of the food chain. A new study from CalTech, however, shows that, when it comes to competition, we might not rank as high as our cousins, the chimps.
Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and various other extinct species of hominid. H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Modern humans are the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, distinguished from their direct ancestor, Homo sapiens idaltu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapiens_idaltu). Subspecies of H. sapiens include Homo sapiens idaltu, roughly translated as “elder wise human” and...
The Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), is an arboreal gibbon native to the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra. Its range overlaps with the Lar Gibbon and Agile Gibbon. While the illegal pet trade takes a toll on wild populations, the principal threat to Siamang is habitat loss in both Malaysia and Sumatra. Palm oil production is clearing large swathes of forest, reducing Siamang habitat, along with other species such as the Sumatran Tiger. The Siamang can be twice the size as...
The bonobo (Pan paniscus), until recently is usually called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee. It is one of the two species of chimpanzees. Physical characteristics Its head is smaller than that of the Common Chimpanzee but has a higher forehead. It has a black face with pink lips, small ears, wide nostrils, and long hair on its head. Females have slightly prominent breasts in contrast to the flat breasts of other female apes, though not as prominent...
The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the robust chimpanzee, is a great ape. Basic facts Common chimpanzees are found in the tropical forests and wet savannas of Western and Central Africa. They once inhabited most of this region, but their habitat has been dramatically reduced in recent years. Adults in the wild weigh between 88 and 143 lbs (40 and 65 kg). Males can measure up to 63 inches (160 cm) and females up to 51 inches (130 cm). They are lighter than humans...
The Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is the least common of the two species of orangutans. It lives on the Sumatra island of Indonesia. They are smaller than the Bornean orangutan. Baby Sumatran orangutans are often poached as highly prized Zoo Inhabitants. The poachers often kill the baby's mother for no apparent reason. The Sumatran Orangutan is only found north of Lake Toba.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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