The ultimate chimp challenge: Zoo chimpanzees get feel-good factor from brain teaser
A study, published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), shows that just like humans love getting stuck into a crossword, chimpanzees get the same feeling of satisfaction from completing tricky ...
Man's relationship with nature gone wrong, expert says
Jane Goodall greets the audience by imitating a chimpanzee, then launches into an hour-long talk on her relationship with apes and how, from being a primatologist, she became an activist to protect them.
Chimp see, chimp learn: First evidence for chimps improving tool use techniques by watching others (w/ video)
Chimps can learn more efficient ways to use a tool by watching what others do, according to research published January 30 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Shinya Yamamoto and colleagues from Kyoto University and Ke ...
Tooth development and weaning in chimpanzees not as closely related as once thought
For more than two decades, scientists have relied on studies that linked juvenile primate tooth development with their weaning as a rough proxy for understanding similar developmental landmarks in the evolution ...
Chimps use touches and noisy gestures when trying to get another chimps attention, researcher finds
(Phys.org)—A team led by USC Dornsife Ph.D. student Maureen McCarthy found evidence that chimpanzees are aware of the attention and responsiveness of the chimp they're communicating with, modifying their ...
Research chimps may be headed from lab to leisure
(AP)—Chimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs being prodded, poked and tested may be headed for retirement in a leafy sanctuary where they can climb trees, socialize at will, play with ...
Curiosity killed the ape
Recent research has brought to light the illegal practice of using mantraps to catch chimps in Uganda.
Research chimps to be sent to US sanctuary
(AP)—All but about 50 of hundreds of research chimpanzees belonging to the National Institutes of Health should be retired to the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana, and all of them should have plenty of room to ...
Chimpanzee birth to be live-streamed
A primate sanctuary in South Africa on Tuesday announced it will live-stream the birth of a baby chimpanzee on the Internet, an online event it claims will be a world first.
Gut bacteria often similar in humans and chimps, study finds
(HealthDay)—Humans and chimpanzees have much in common, biologically speaking, and that may now include certain communities—or ecosystems—of gut bacteria, a new study finds.
Research suggests bigger human brains may also explain higher incidence of cancer
Blogging from Africa: Researcher to study endangered chimpanzees and their shrinking habitat in fragmented forests
In late September, USC Dornsife Ph.D. student Maureen McCarthy traveled 9,000 miles from Los Angeles to Hoima, Uganda, to begin a year devoted to collecting chimpanzee poop.
Adolescent male chimps in large community strive to be alphas
(Phys.org)—An Ohio University anthropologist reports the first observation of dominance relationships among adolescent male chimpanzees, which he attributes to the composition of their community.