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In what can only be described as an impassioned effort to save their own kind from the hand of poachers, two juvenile mountain gorillas have been observed searching out and dismantling manmade traps and snares in their Rwandan forest home, according to a group studying the majestic creatures.
People don't always do as their neighbors do, and the same is true of neighboring chimpanzees.
Television ads featuring cute chimpanzees wearing human clothes are likely to distort the public's perception of the endangered animals and hinder conservation efforts.
While both humans and chimpanzees start out life with key portions of their brains underdeveloped, the rapid growth in these cognitive and decision-making areas that occur in human children are not characteristic of young chimps.
In a new paper, researchers conclude that chimpanzees are indeed willing to do favors for others, leading them to believe our prosocial behavior may date back further than previously thought.
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six endangered Grauer's gorillas were airlifted from a rehabilitation facility in Rwanda to a center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this weekend.
Contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom, it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.
Chimpanzees, gorillas and other primate, including humans, share similar aging rates and mortality gender gap.
What sets mankind's closest relatives â€” monkeys, apes, and other primates â€” apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs â€” particularly rainfallâ€” that take their toll on other animals.
Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...
The American Journal of Primatology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1981. It is the official journal of the American Society of Primatologists. It publishes issues on a monthly basis with one supplementary issue a year detailing the program of the society’s annual meetings. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Paul Garber (University of Illinois). The journal publishes papers in all areas of primatology, including the behavioral ecology, conservation biology,...
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