News tagged with bonobo

Bonobos say no by shaking their heads

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists report having observed and filmed bonobos (also known as pygmy chimpanzees) shaking their heads to say “no” to prevent an unwanted behavior in another animal. Bonobos have never ...

May 07, 2010 4.9 / 5 (11) 7 | with audio podcast report

Scientists complete Bonobo genome

In a project led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, an international team of scientists has completed the sequencing and analysis of the genome of the last great ape, the ...

Jun 13, 2012 5 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Great apes know they could be wrong

orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas - realize that they can be wrong when making choices, according to Dr. Josep Call from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. ...

Mar 24, 2010 4.5 / 5 (8) 18 | with audio podcast

Great apes make sophisticated decisions

Chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos make more sophisticated decisions than was previously thought. Great apes weigh their chances of success, based on what they know and the likelihood to succeed when guessing, ...

Dec 29, 2011 5 / 5 (6) 8 | with audio podcast