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Penn researchers connect baboon personalities to social success and health benefits    It's important to have friends, whether you are human or baboon.  Studies have shown that strong social networks lead to better health and longer lives for both species. In a new study, researchers from the Univer
2012-10-02 14:40:02

It's important to have friends, whether you are human or baboon. Studies have shown that strong social networks lead to better health and longer lives for both species.

Human Brain Growth Outpaces Chimps In Womb
2012-09-25 13:07:57

A new study from Kyoto University shows that human's superior brain size in comparison to chimpanzees can be traced back to the womb.

Adolescent Male Chimps Strive To Be Alphas In Large Community
2012-09-20 11:07:06

An Ohio University anthropologist reports the first observation of dominance relationships among adolescent male chimpanzees, which he attributes to the composition of their community.

High Five! Chimpanzees Have Their Own Social Traditions
2012-08-30 07:54:32

Chimpanzees are capable of learning from one another and they use this social interaction to create and maintain local traditions.

Researchers Teach Bonobos To Create, Use Tools To Retrieve Food
2012-08-23 09:26:11

Researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel have found that bonobos can learn to make stone tools just like early humans did.

Sanctuary Chimpanzees Have Potentially Dangerous Staph Bacteria
2012-08-22 13:56:28

A study on sanctuary chimps demonstrated that a particular breed of these animals contain drug-resistant, human-associated strains of the bacteria Staphlyococcus aureus...

Chimps Only Think Of Themselves When It Comes To Food
2012-08-20 14:09:40

Being fair to each other is an important part of human behavior, but research involving Queen Mary, University of London (UK) found it did not develop from our closest living relatives.

2012-07-25 23:03:18

The Humane Society of the United States applauds the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for approving the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S.

2012-07-19 10:59:58

Chimpanzees use weight to pick the best tool, and monkeys beg more when they're paid attention to.


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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