Latest Chimpanzee Stories
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
While we know our hands can allow us to do many things, such as play music, make art, and easily grasp and manipulate tools, they have actually evolved for a vastly different reason, according to new research.
The ability of male chimpanzees to form coalitions with one another in order to direct aggression at other male chimpanzees has certain benefits.
A research team from the University of Lincoln, UK, have discovered that dogs learn to associate words with objects in different ways than humans do.
If your mother was anything like mine, you learned early on that it is better to give than to receive. There is something seemingly inherent in our biology that gives us a certain amount of joy when bestowing gifts and favors upon those we love and care for.
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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