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Great Ape Fossil May Be Last Ancestor Of Chimps And Humans
2013-05-02 10:31:40

New analysis of a great ape fossil discovered in 2002 indicates that it could be the last common ancestor of chimps, gorillas and humans.

Ancient Hominid Study Reveals Early Similarities Between Humans And Apes
2013-04-12 09:07:49

One of the largest studies on some of the most complete remains of early human ancestors has culminated in a comprehensive look into how an early hominid (Australopithecus sediba) moved and chewed.

Smithsonian Zoo Introduces iPad Tablet Computers To Orangutans
2013-01-23 13:40:39

The Smithsonian National Zoological park in Washington, DC has joined 12 other zoos around the world and has recently begun using Apple iPads to interact with a zoo favorite: orangutans.

Mid-Life Crisis Found To Affect Apes Too
2012-11-20 05:10:31

Apes, like humans, experience a decline in happiness during middle age, which rebounds as they approach old age, according to a new study that suggests the infamous mid-life crisis may have biological, rather than sociological, roots.

Orangutan Migration In Sumatra Vital For Genetic Diversity
2012-10-17 06:27:13

The Sumatran orangutan population is in decline, according to a new genetic study. However, researchers have identified critical corridors for dispersal migrations.

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.

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.

What Did Early Hominins Eat?
2012-08-09 08:16:46

An international team of scientists has reconstructed the dietary preferences of 3 groups of hominins found in South Africa.


Latest Hominidae Reference Libraries

Australopithecus africanus
2013-11-29 10:55:07

Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine that lived between roughly 3.03 and 2.04 million years ago in the later Pliocene and early Pleistocene. Au. africanus was of slender build and was thought to have been a direct ancestor of modern humans. Fossil remains signify that Au. africanus was considerably more like modern humans that Au. afarensis, with a more human-like cranium permitting a larger brain and more humanoid facial features. This hominid has only been...

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2007-01-02 11:08:06

The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the robust chimpanzee, is a great ape. Basic facts Common chimpanzees are found in the tropical forests and wet savannas of Western and Central Africa. They once inhabited most of this region, but their habitat has been dramatically reduced in recent years. Adults in the wild weigh between 88 and 143 lbs (40 and 65 kg). Males can measure up to 63 inches (160 cm) and females up to 51 inches (130 cm). They are lighter than humans...

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2007-01-02 11:04:49

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of two subspecies of Eastern Gorillas. It is only found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within three national parks. Some claim that the Bwindi population in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a third subspecies. A census taken in 2003 has shown a 17% increase in population size since 1989. There are now a total of 380 gorillas in 30 social groups. However, the mountain gorilla continues to be considered...

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