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Key To Ancient Primate Behavior May Come Inner Ear
2012-06-13 16:42:12

CT scans of fossilized primate skulls or skull fragments from both the Old and New Worlds may shed light on how these extinct animals moved, especially for those species without any known remains, according to an international team of researchers.

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2012-06-12 14:19:36

Scientists reported in the American journal of Primatology that gorillas use a type of "baby talk" when communicating with infants.

New Yet Research Project To Look For DNA
2012-05-23 05:27:14

Wolfson College is taking a giant leap forward by attempting to discover the legendary Yeti through analyzing samples of teeth and hair.

Chimp Plans For The Future
2012-05-11 05:14:23

A chimpanzee at a Swedish zoo first thought to be a nuisance has now been identified as the first animal of its kind to demonstrate the higher brain function of planning for future events in an attempt to solve a problem.

2012-05-10 22:47:20

People don't always do as their neighbors do, and the same is true of neighboring chimpanzees.

i-Rangutan: Orangutans Speaking Up And Speaking Out With iPads
2012-05-10 11:02:20

Ever been frustrated with people of a certain age who can’t seem to wrap their heads around modern technology? Now there’s more proof that using consumer electronics is easy -- so easy a monkey, or orangutan, could literally do it.

Rare Cross River Gorilla Caught On Camera
2012-05-09 04:48:09

A system of video camera traps set by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has captured evidence of the Cross River gorilla, a notoriously reclusive and endangered species of primate.

Image 1 - 'Taung Child' Fossil Reveals Hominin Brain Evolution
2012-05-08 12:12:29

The reexamination of an ancestral human fossil found almost 90 years ago indicates that evolutionary changes in human brain development started 2.5 million years ago, about the time these ancestors began to walk upright.

LSU Research Finds Orangutans Host Ancient Jumping Genes
2012-05-07 14:34:59

LSU’s Mark Batzer, along with research associate Jerilyn Walker and assistant professor Miriam Konkel, have published research determining that modern-day orangutans are host to ancient jumping genes called Alu, which are more than 16 million years old.

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2012-05-01 12:21:20

Study in Congo protected area helps researchers understand selective factors in gorilla behavior and reproduction


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Homo sapiens
2013-09-24 13:55:52

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...

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2007-08-10 16:23:56

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...

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2007-01-02 11:10:29

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...

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2007-01-02 11:08:06

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...

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2007-01-02 10:57:36

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.

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