Latest Chimpanzee Stories
Male chimpanzees that tend to be sexually aggressive toward females have more reproductive success than less aggressive males, according to a new genetics and observational study in the journal Current Biology.
New research by the University of California, Davis, shows that chimpanzees plan ahead, and sometimes take dangerous risks, to get to the best breakfast buffet early.
As Apple has reminded us recently, when a new device comes out – many people in our culture scramble to start using it right away. That phenomenon – of a new tool spreading around within a group – has now been seen in chimpanzees for the first time.
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a gala to celebrate primates. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 25,
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.
Coral trout are fast when chasing prey above the reefs of their habitat, but can't pursue their quarry if it buries itself into a hard-to-reach reef crevice.
Apes hardly ever act selflessly without being solicited by others; humans often do. What has caused this curious divergence, which is arguably the secret to our species’ unparalleled success?
Changes in the human skull occurring approximately 50,000 years ago indicate that the rise of culture occurred around the same time as a reduction in testosterone levels, according to new research appearing in the August 1 edition of the journal Current Anthropology.
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
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.
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...
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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