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Rumble in the Jungle: Wildlife photographer David J Slater together with photo products company Picanova gives away canvas prints of his famous monkey selfie – for free. (PRWEB)
Impulsive monkeys were more likely to accept delayed gratification after being given a dose of methylphenidate, the active ingredient of the drug Ritalin, according to new research.
Neuroscientists from Brazil and Japan have found new evidence in support of a theory that that human ancestors developed high-quality vision as a defense mechanism against the threat of snakes.
While some scientists are focused on the conservation of species, researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Thailand have been focused on conserving species’ behavior, particularly those of the Burmese long-tailed macaque.
System Represents Major Advance in Studying Virus New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 By differentiating monkey stem cells into liver cells and inducing
Here’s a story which certainly won’t make anyone in middle management feel better about their jobs. According to a new study about the behavior of monkeys, those who find themselves in the middle of the pecking order, like middle managers, face more stress during their day.
Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have found that pairs of macaque monkeys will spontaneously adjust their movements to reach synchrony.
Since at least the 1970s, the population of critically endangered Sulawesi black macaques living in an Indonesian nature reserve has been dropping.
A new study reveals that monkeys shy away from bystanders during copulation, regardless of the bystanders' rank or gender.
The Assam macaque (Macaca assamensis) is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in Southeast and South Asia. Its range includes Nepal, while its subspecies occupy larger ranges. The eastern Assamese macaque holds a range that includes Bhutan, Assam, Mizoram, and areas of Myanmar and Tibet. The western Assamese macaque holds a range that includes Sikkim, Assam, and areas of West Bengal and areas of Bangladesh. This species resides in varying habitats depending upon the area of its...
The Pagai Island Macaque (Macaca pagensis), known also as the Pagai Macaque or Bokkoi, is an Old World monkey that is native to the Mentawai Islands off of the west coast of Sumatra. It is classified as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List because of its ever-shrinking habitat. It previously included the overall darker M. siberu as a subspecies, but this agreement is polyphyletic, leading to the two being classified as a separate species. Both were previously thought to be subspecies...
The Southern Pig-Tailed Macaque (Macaca nemestrina) is an Old World monkey of medium size. The species handle, nemestrina, is an adjective that is modified to agree in gender with the feminine generic name. It previously included the Northern Pig-Tailed, Pagai Island, and Siberut macaques as its subspecies. It can reach a weight of 5 to 15 kilograms in the large males. These monkeys are a buff-brownish color with a darker back and lighter lower parts of the body. Their common name is in...
The Formosan Rock Macaque (Macaca cyclopis), Formosan Rock Monkey, or Taiwanese Macaque, is a macaque endemic to the island of Taiwan and has been introduced to Japan. Besides humans, these monkeys are only native primates living in Taiwan. These mammals measure 50 to 60 centimeters and weigh 5 to 12 kilograms, generally the females are smaller. Their tails are moderately long and they measure 26 to 45 centimeters. This macaque is brown or gray in coloration. The monkey has specialized...
The Celebes Crested Macaque (Macaca nigra), known also as the Crested Black Macaque, Sulawesi Crested Macaque, or the Black Ape, is al Old World Monkey that resides in the northeast of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi as well as on smaller neighboring islands. The skin and the hairless face is, with the exception of some white hair on the shoulder range, entirely jet black colored. The long muzzle with high cheeks and the long tuft of hair, or crest, at the top side of the head are...
- Large; stout; burly.