News tagged with chimpanzees

Wild chimpanzees share food with their friends

Sharing meat after hunting and exchanging other valued food items is considered key in the evolution of cooperation in human societies. One prominent idea is that humans share valuable foods to gain future favors, such that ...

dateOct 10, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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Chimpanzee calls differ according to context

An important question in the evolution of language is what caused animal calls to diversify and to encode different information. A team of scientists led by Catherine Crockford of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary ...

dateMay 23, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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Savanna chimpanzees suffer from heat stress

During their evolutionary history hominins underwent physiological and behavioral changes to cope with and adapt to more open and hotter environments. These changes include increased sweat capacity and loss of hair coverage, ...

dateMay 15, 2018 in Ecology
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