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Primates Show Teamwork Is Not Just A Human Trait
2013-03-19 13:01:14

Teamwork has resulted in almost every one of man’s greatest achievements, from walking on the moon to sequencing the human genome. In a new study, a pair of scientists have found teamwork could have its origins in our primate relatives, namely chimpanzees.

2013-03-11 23:04:12

Ironically, researchers are finding that human intelligence is declining at the same time other researchers are reporting that chimps have a much better short-term memory than humans and more

Chimps Love A Good Brain Teaser
2013-02-25 05:11:05

Apparently humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy a brain teaser every now and again, as newly published research has revealed solving puzzles also seems to be a source of gratification for chimpanzees.

Humans, Chimps Utilize Same Genetic Variants To Fight Pathogens
2013-02-15 11:41:43

A new genome-wide analysis searched for evidence of long-lived balancing selection - where the evolutionary process acts not to select the single best adaptation but to maintain genetic variation in a population. The study revealed at least six regions of the genome where humans and chimpanzees share the same combination of genetic variants.

Chimpanzees Learn To Use A Straw While Watching Other Proficient Demonstrators
2013-01-31 14:08:08

A study published this week presents the first experimental evidence that chimps, like humans, can watch and learn a group member’s invention of a better technique.

2013-01-29 09:47:14

For more than two decades, scientists have relied on studies that linked juvenile primate tooth development with their weaning as a rough proxy for understanding similar developmental landmarks in the evolution of early humans.

Oxytocin Plays Key Role In Maintaining Social Relations
2013-01-24 12:28:39

Researchers found that in chimpanzees the hormone oxytocin is likely to play a key role in maintaining social relations with both kin and non-kin cooperation partners

National Institutes Of Health Agrees Chimpanzees Should Be Retired From Research
2013-01-23 07:31:24

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) had recently made recommendations that all but about 50 chimpanzees should be permanently retired from research. On Tuesday (Jan. 22) the council unanimously agreed on the move, and government-funded scientists began removing chimps from their labs.

Ultimatum Game Shows Chimps Can Practice Fairness
2013-01-15 04:39:10

Chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that scientists previously attributed as being solely human, a new study from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, and Georgia State University demonstrates.


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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