Big-eyed Borneo slow loris tagged for first time
Malaysian wildlife researchers have tagged a Bornean slow loris for the first time as part of efforts to find out more about the nocturnal primate known for its big eyes and rare toxic bite.
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.
A happy life is a long one for orangutans
New research has shown that happier orang-utans live longer which may shed light on the evolution of happiness in humans.
Study shows chimps capable of insightful reasoning ability
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.
Researchers consider ancestry of recent fossil finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Someday a future intelligent organism could sweep away a million years of dust and find the bones of a Homo sapiens and wonder what he was.
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 ...
Genetic archaeology finds parts of our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps
In a study published online today in Genome Research, in coordination with the publication of the orangutan genome sequence, scientists have presented the surprising finding that although orangutans and humans are more d ...
German scientists discover rare ape species in Asia
German scientists said on Tuesday they had discovered a new rare and endangered ape species in the tropical rainforests between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia by its distinctive song.
New research suggests orangutans not so solitary
(AP) -- When British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace arrived in Borneo's jungles 150 years ago, one of his great hopes was to see orangutans. Even he was surprised at his success, spotting the red apes feeding ...
Couch potatoes of the animal kingdom
Pass the chips and hand over the remote.
Signal like you mean it: New study shows orangutan gestures carry specific intentional meanings
Great ape gestures have intentional meaning and are made with the expectation of specific behavioral responses, according to Erica Cartmill and Richard Byrne from the University of St. Andrews in the UK. The ...
New research about human genetic diseases and human development
The density of transposable (jumping) elements between sex chromosomes in primates may have important consequences for the studies of human genetic diseases, say Penn State University researchers.
Decoding the long calls of the orangutan
Research into the long calls of male Orangutans in Borneo has given scientists new insight into how these solitary apes communicate through dense jungle. An acoustic analysis of the calls, published today ...