Latest Chimpanzee Stories
Using faecal samples collected from wild chimpanzees, an international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin has now investigated the effect of the animals’ age on malaria parasite detection rates.
New analysis of a great ape fossil discovered in 2002 indicates that it could be the last common ancestor of chimps, gorillas and humans.
While chimps simply mimic language patterns, children as young as two years old understand basic grammar rules and are not simply imitating adults as they first learn to speak, according to a new study.
Researchers have long known that fruit-eating animals use spatial memory to relocate fruit. What they haven't known is how these animals located the fruit in the first place.
Metacognition, or the ability to think about thinking, is not an ability solely limited to humans according to a new study. A new study reveals that chimpanzees, humans' closest relatives, also appear to have the ability.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...