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2011-04-06 08:25:33

It’s been a puzzle why our two closest living primate relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, have widely different social traits, despite belonging to the same genus.

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2011-03-07 10:50:00

While humans and the common chimpanzee wage war and kill each other, bonobos do not.

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2011-02-07 07:27:34

Puzzled scientists are debating if the shrinking brains of humans is a sign we are growing dumber or that evolution is making the key motor leaner and more efficient.

2010-12-14 00:01:39

New Initiative to Fund Field Conservation Projects Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) today announced a critical new campaign to sustain a future for one of the planet’s most imperiled group of animals— apes.

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2010-09-01 11:20:18

High social status and maternal support play an important role in the mating success of male bonobos.

2010-06-30 08:30:09

The average man experiences hormone changes similar to the passive bonobo prior to competition, but a "status-striving" man undergoes changes that mirror those found in a chimpanzee.

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2010-05-13 09:05:00

Duke University assistant professor Brian Hare and colleagues study the behavior of bonobos -- apes that are genetically close to humans.

2010-05-07 13:55:24

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced the results of the first-ever evaluation of a large, "landscape-wide" conservation approach to protect globally important populations of elephants and great apes.

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2010-03-24 10:43:53

Study suggests nonhuman animals also have metacognitive abilities - they know about what they have seen.

2010-03-15 15:56:06

Numerous studies have tried to determine if great apes (for example, chimpanzees and bonobos) are able to understand declarative communication, but results have been mixed.


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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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