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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.
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.
In a study devoted to comparing the different types of gestures of infant apes and a human, psychologists analyzed video of the three to find remarkable similarities among the species.
Researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel have found that bonobos can learn to make stone tools just like early humans did.
A recent study shows that, over the last two decades, areas with the greatest decrease in African great ape populations are those with no active protection from poaching by forest guards.
In a study involving the first-ever daily energy expenditure measurements in apes, a researcher from Washington University in St Louis and his team have determined that orangutans living in a large indoor/outdoor habitat used less energy, relative to body mass, than nearly any eutherian mammal ever measured, including sedentary humans.
Among humans, pointing is a universal language, an alternative to spoken words to convey a message. But when an ape points, scientists break rank on the question of whether pointing is a uniquely human behavior.
An orangutanâ€™s spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.
Linguistic tools used to analyze human language applied to conversation between scientist and bonobo.
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