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2014-07-10 23:01:38

A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. The study found that some, but not all, cognitive, or...

Human's Primate Cousins Also Pass Intelligence Through Their Genes
2014-07-10 15:25:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Published in the journal Current Biology, the study showed environmental factors in determining a chimp’s intelligence may be less important than previously thought. "As is the case in humans, genes matter when it comes to...

chimp gesture dictionary
2014-07-05 05:36:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time, scientists from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland 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. Writing in the July 2 edition of the journal Current Biology, St. Andrews primatologists Dr. Catherine Hobaiter and Professor Richard Byrne...

Chimpanzees Copy Arbitrary Behavior Of Other Members Of Their Social Group
2014-07-04 03:35:14

Springer Chimpanzees are copycats and, in the process, they form new traditions that are often particular to only one specific group of these primates. Such are the findings of an international group of scientists, who waded through over 700 hours of video footage to understand how it came about that one chimpanzee stuck a piece of grass in her ear and started a new trend, and others soon followed suit. The findings of the study, led by Edwin van Leeuwen of the Max Planck Institute for...

Research Finds Chimps Like Listening To Music With A Different Beat
2014-06-27 03:46:27

American Psychological Association Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to...

chimpanzee in Rwandan forest
2014-06-19 03:00:26

Trinity College Dublin 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. This is according to work performed by researchers from Trinity College Dublin’s Department of Geography in the School of Natural Sciences, who say that communities near the edge of tropical forests are experiencing a lack of ‘dietary diversity’ and an increased exposure to disease-carrying...

Chimpanzees Show Impulsive Behaviors In Cooperating For Food
2014-06-13 10:04:38

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at 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. The study findings are published in the June 12 issue of PeerJ. The chimpanzees observed had no pre-training and were not restricted on which partners they could choose. The findings reveal these...

2014-06-10 12:24:00

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION PROGRAM WILL ENHANCE AND IMPROVE AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Disneynature Impact Grants to 14 national parks thanks to the significant support generated during opening week of Disneynature's "Bears." These grants provide critical financial support needed to transform innovative, yet underfunded, ideas into successful in-park...

2014-06-03 23:17:00

Artists of All Ages Asked to Answer the Call of the Wild – Through Art, Fashion and Photography - Opportunity to Win Cash Prizes and Inclusion in Special Exhibit in Miami, Florida Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The annual international ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest is now accepting entries for the 2014 contest leading up to the ENDANGERED exhibition to be held in Miami, December 4-6th, 2014, the same week as Art Basel Miami Beach. The contest challenges artists to...

Ebola Vaccine Is Safe And Can Produce Strong Immune Response In Chimpanzees: Study
2014-05-27 03:16:32

University of Cambridge The first conservation-specific vaccine trial on captive chimpanzees has proved a vaccine against Ebola virus is both safe and capable of producing a robust immune response in chimpanzees. This unprecedented study, published in the journal PNAS, shows that 'orphan' vaccines - which never complete the expensive licensing process for human use - can be co-opted for use on wildlife and might be a godsend for highly endangered species such as gorillas and...


Latest Chimpanzee Reference Libraries

Ugandan Red Colobus, Procolobus tephrosceles
2012-06-21 13:36:08

The Ugandan red colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) is a primate native to Africa. It is an Old World monkey that was not classified as its own species until 2001. Its range includes five areas of Uganda and Tanzania that equal 621.3 miles. These areas include the edge of Lake Victoria in Tanzania and Kibale National Park in Uganda, where the largest population is thought to be located. The preferred habitat of this monkey depends on its location, and it some areas, sustainable habitat is...

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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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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