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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.
The first video-based observation of swimming and diving apes has been provided by two researchers from Wits University and the University of Bern.
Using the study of genetic variation in a large panel of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, researchers from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and Washington University in St. Louis have created a model of great ape history over the past 15 million years.
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.
New analysis of a great ape fossil discovered in 2002 indicates that it could be the last common ancestor of chimps, gorillas and humans.
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.
Yawning is contagious among many species and two biologists in Italy have found that the social relationships of bonobos can determine if yawns spread from ape to ape.
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.
Linguistic tools used to analyze human language applied to conversation between scientist and bonobo.
- A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.