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Chimpanzee Traditions Are Being Lost Along With Their Habitats

We know chimpanzees as intelligent, emotional creatures that make and use tools, grieve for their dead, and pass down traditions between generations. But less well-known is that different communities of chimps have unique cultures—and that behavioral diversity that is shrinking, according to a new, 10-year study of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Africa, Conservation, Chimpanzees, Habitats

Chimps Use Branch as 'Ladder' in Bold Attempt at Escape From Belfast Zoo Enclosure

Some incredibly mischievous chimps put on quite a display for visitors at the Belfast Zoo over the weekend by attempting a big break from their enclosure—a daring effort that was captured on video as one managed to get beyond a wall.Read more...
Tags: Science, Belfast, Chimpanzees, Belfast Zoo, The Great Escape

Chimps Are Manipulative Dicks, New Research Confirms

As humans, we like to think we’re the only species capable of using others to get what we want. New research shows that chimpanzees, in the right circumstances, are also capable of social manipulation, highlighting a previously unknown cognitive capacity in our ape relatives.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animal Behavior, Chimpanzees, Animal Intelligence, Chimpanzee Behavior, Social Tool Use, Chimpanzee Intelligence

Human Babies Laugh Just Like Chimpanzees

The world is bad, but babies remain good.
Tags: Science, Babies, Chimpanzees, Laughter

Primate Relationships Are Messier Than We Thought, New Research Suggests

When it comes to figuring out which individual among a group of primates is the most dominant, some scientists simply look for the one that’s being the most assertive or aggressive. New research suggests this approach grossly underestimates the social complexity of nonhuman primates, and that there’s more to social…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Conflict, Anthropology, Animal Behavior, Primates, Chimpanzees, Chimps, Macaques

Toddlers and Chimpanzees Share a Surprising Unspoken Language

Prior to developing the capacity for speech, toddlers communicate their desires, demands, and discontent using a diverse repertoire of physical gestures. As a new study shows, there’s a significant amount of overlap between the gestures employed by human children and those made by other ape species, a finding that’s…
Tags: Science, Biology, Children, Child Development, Language, Human Behavior, Primates, Apes, Chimpanzees, Chimps, Child Behavior, Ape Behavior

Chimp Beds Are Way Less Filthy Than Human Beds

In a twist that rivals cinema’s best, a new study published Tuesday in Royal Society Open Science suggests a horrible truth: We’ve been the damn dirty apes all along. It found that beds made by one of our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees, contain little personal filth, meaning germs and parasites from their own…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Bacteria, Poop, Apes, Chimpanzees, Chimps, Royal Society Open Science, Hygiene Hypothesis

A 2-Year-Old Chimp Named Betty Died From Common Cold Virus We Didn't Even Know Chimps Could Catch

Since time immemorial, humans have had a knack for being complete and utter dicks to the other animals we share our planet with. Often, we even manage to screw things up for other species without meaning to. A study published earlier this month in the journal of Emerging Infectious Disease has retroactively uncovered…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chimpanzees, Common Cold

Fantastic trailer for new Jane Goodall documentary

I can't wait to see Jane, the new National Geographic documentary about the inspiring primatologist Jane Goodall who famously lived with chimpanzees in Tanzania for decades and has worked tireless on conservation and animal welfare issues her entire adult life. The film, containing unseen footage of Jane in the jungle, was directed by Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) with music by minimalist master Philip Glass! This photo below of Jane Goodall observing chimpanzees in Gombe Strea...
Tags: Video, Science, News, Conservation, Documentaries, Tanzania, Chimpanzees, Jane, Jane Goodall, Brett Morgen Kurt Cobain, Philip Glass This, Gombe Stream National Park Tanzania, Vanne Morris Goodall

RIP Chantek, the Signing Orangutan Who Was Just Like Us

There is no permanent good in this world. One minute, everything seems fine. The next minute, the forces of darkness steal away Chantek, the beloved, 39-year-old signing orangutan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gorillas, Apes, Chimpanzees, Orangutans, Sign Language, ASL, Chantek, Party Pooping

Signs of Alzheimer’s Detected in Brains of Chimps For First Time

Humans are the only animals known to develop Alzheimer’s disease, an age-related brain disorder that causes impaired cognitive functioning and other behavioral problems. Or at least, that’s what we thought. For the first time ever, researchers are claiming to have found signs of the disease in the brains of elderly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Aging, Chimpanzees, Alzheimers, First Time, Chimps, Alzheimers Disease, Aging Sucks

Animals Are Teenagers, Too

Animals, they’re just like us: they breathe, they eat, they like rubbing their genitals on things, they look cool in sunglasses, they die. But sometimes before that, they go through a period of adolescence that has a few things in common with what we associate with human adolescence. Aside from the sexual activity and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Elephants, Parrots, Chimpanzees, Killer Whales, Orcas, Tortoises, Teen Week

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Chimps Are So Damn Strong

Humans may have big, bulbous brains, but when it comes to pure muscle power, we’re often considered the weakest of the great apes. Even chimpanzees, who are significantly smaller than us, exhibit levels of strength that are practically super-human by our standards. New research shows the degree to which our primate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Fitness, Animals, Humans, Primates, Chimpanzees, Strength, Physiology, Kinesiology, Freaky Animal Strength, Muscle Mass

An Edible Vaccine For Wild Apes Could Revolutionize the Way We Fight Ebola

Like humans, gorillas and chimpanzees can get infected by Ebola. To protect our closest relatives from this dreaded disease, and to prevent the virus from spilling over into human populations, scientists have now developed an oral vaccine to combat Ebola in the wild. It sounds very promising, but the researchers have…Read more...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Medicine, Epidemics, Vaccines, Ebola Vaccine, Chimpanzees

Human Wearing Chimp Suit Chased and Captured During Batshit Zoo Stunt

It was only a drill. Staff at the Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo recently chased an unlucky coworker dressed in a droopy chimpanzee suit during an escaped animal drill. Eventually, the zookeepers shot at the costumed human with a tranquilizer gun, loaded the poor guy into a truck, and hopefully, paid for all the beers…Read more...
Tags: Science, Zoos, Animals, Tokyo, Chimpanzees, Zoos Are Awful Places, Tama Zoological Park

This Chimpanzee Wearing a VR Headset Should Make You Very Uncomfortable

This week, Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, the founder of The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, posted an Instagram video of a chimpanzee wearing an HTC Vive virtual reality headset. There’s no sound, but the brief clip shows the chimpanzee sweeping its hands across the headset and reaching out to grab at the…
Tags: Science, Virtual Reality, Chimpanzees, Exotic Animals

Case for Chimpanzee Rights Rejected by Appeals Court

The plaintiff in a landmark lawsuit seeking legal rights for a chimpanzee remains, for the time being, a creature with none. A New York appeals court this morning rejected the lawsuit, filed by the Nonhuman Rights Project, on behalf of Tommy, a 26-year-old chimp kept alone in an upstate warehouse. The post Case for Chimpanzee Rights Rejected by Appeals Court appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: New York, Science, Law, Animal Rights, Chimpanzees, Nonhuman Rights Project, Animal Personhood, Tommy, Chimpanzee Rights Rejected by Appeals Court

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