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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

Orangutans bite back

(PhysOrg.com) -- Life as a seed isn't easy: you need to be tough enough to deter all but the most muscular-jawed predators but no so hard that you can't germinate.

May 27, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

Orangutan copy cats (w/ Video)

You know the saying "monkey see, monkey do?" How about "orangutan see, orangutan do?" If that holds true, the small orangutan peering over his mother's shoulder in an enclosure at Zoo Atlanta should learn ...

Feb 07, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Baboons prefer dining with friends

Mealtimes can be a fraught business for the wild baboons of the Namib Desert. There's little food about, which means they have to share. Unsurprisingly, skirmishes often break out.

Jul 06, 2011
4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast