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Human Expansion Squeezing Out Bonobo Populations In The Congo
2013-11-27 07:52:56

The bonobo, formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee, is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations, according to the most detailed range-wide assessment ever conducted.

The Most Social Monkeys Have The Most Distinct Facial Features
2013-11-20 15:05:36

A new study of Old World monkeys, published in the journal Nature Communications, has suggested that they rely on facial features to recognize each other, particularly for those primates living in larger groups.

Stem Cells Reveal Differences Humans Apes
2013-10-24 09:27:59

For the first time, scientists have taken stem cells from chimpanzees and bonobos and turned them into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and their work has helped to highlight some of the differences between humans and great apes.

Long-Term Memory Helps Chimps Remember Where The Food Is
2013-10-24 05:33:05

Chimpanzees rely on their long-term memory when searching for food throughout the rainforest, according to a new study published in the journal Animal Behavior.

Chimps Vocalize With Purpose
2013-10-17 11:40:38

After analyzing the calls of chimpanzees in the wild, scientists now believe these animals vocalize with a purpose rather than chant and howl at random.

Human Yawn Contagious To Chimps
2013-10-17 10:47:49

A new study has shown that the older a chimp is, the more likely it is to respond to a familiar human face yawning with a yawn of its own.

Young Bonobos Regulate Emotions Similar To Human Children
2013-10-15 08:13:32

Striking similarities between the emotional development of bonobos and that of human children have been discovered by researchers studying young bonobos in an African sanctuary.

Chimpanzees Choose Friendships Based On Similar Personality
2013-10-09 19:33:26

According to a new study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, chimpanzees choose their friendships with others based on personality.

Is That A Tick Up Your Nose?
2013-10-02 05:00:38

Most people would not view having a tick up their nose as a good thing, but University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine professor of pathobiological sciences Tony Goldberg viewed it as an opportunity.

Scientists Look At Genetic Cause Of Left-Right Handedness
2013-09-13 16:44:53

For the ten percent of us who are left-handed, don’t feel bad about being an outsider because like Lady Gaga – you were born that way.


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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