Ape Sh!t

By Keith | Interesting articles about our cousins in evolution. From the editor of Notice Magazine.

This footage of two gorilla brothers hugging each other will melt your heart

Two gorillas have been captured on video cuddling during a play session.<p>Like humans, gorillas can strengthen their relationships by cuddling. Rare …

Animals

Troupe of monkeys takes over Florida park, go viral on social media

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – There's an upswing in monkey business in and around a state park in Florida, where bands of non-native rhesus macaques live along a river that's popular with kayakers and tourists.<p>Officials have closed two walking areas at Silver Springs State Park because of unwanted monkey …

Florida

Why Can't Monkeys Talk?

This is way more contentious than you'd think.<p>Decades ago, while Philip H. Lieberman was soaking in a bathtub and listening to the radio, he heard …

Evolution

Why can't monkeys talk? Scientists rumble over a curious question

Decades ago, while Philip H. Lieberman was soaking in a bathtub and listening to the radio, he heard anthropologist Loren Eiseley ponder an evolutionary puzzle: Why couldn't monkeys talk? Like us, they're social primates, intelligent and certainly not quiet. Rhesus macaques grunt, coo, screech and …

Evolution

The Upsetting Evolutionary Precedent for Jealous Boyfriends

Baboons can be abusive, too.<p>Abusive relationships may seem uniquely human, but we might share this toxic trait with our primate relatives. It turns …

Evolution

My Life as a Baboon Whisperer

<i>Jenni Trethowan, founder of Baboon Matters in South Africa, has been attempting to broker a peaceful coexistence for humans and baboons for a long</i> …

Apes

Gorilla captivated by videos of baby gorillas

One gorilla at the Louisville Zoo got some face-to-face time with the black hole we all know and love as YouTube.<p>And it was all thanks to a …

Animals

The Super Strength of Chimpanzees, Explained

I I n 1926, scientist John Bauman brought five “husky farm lads” and three chimpanzees to Muhlenberg College for an experiment. The husky humans and …

Muscle

Chimps' strength secrets explained

<b>The greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists.</b><p>A study suggests the difference is mostly due to a higher proportion in chimps of a muscle fibre type involved in powerful, rapid movements.<p>The findings do not support previous work suggesting …

Workouts

Chimps return favors, even if it costs them

Two new studies look at shades of altruism in chimpanzees, which sometimes forgo rewards and risk injury to help unrelated chimps.<p>We may not always …

Psychology

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

<b>Chimpanzees in Uganda may have changed their hunting strategy in response to being watched by scientists.</b><p>While studying the animals, researchers documented very different hunting habits of two closely neighbouring chimp "tribes".<p>"Sonso" chimps hunt in small groups for colobus monkeys, while those …

Evolution

Apes Have Social Traditions Just Like Humans, Chimp Behavior Shows | International Business Times

Chimpanzees want to fit in with the popular kids, just like humans do — researchers say chimps will change their behavior to match what others are …

True altruism seen in chimpanzees, giving clues to evolution of human cooperation

Two studies show chimps helping out even those who aren’t related to them

Evolution

Turns Out Apes Are Pretty Good at Office Politics, Too

When you think about the phrase “office politics,” you might imagine a sort of Machiavellian chess game, full of complicated manipulation and …

Passing Skills Down Through The Generations, Previously Thought To Be Unique To Humanity, Has Been Discovered In Chimpanzees

Passing skills down through the generations, previously thought to be unique to humanity, has been discovered in chimpanzees.<p>The phenomenon of …

Can you correctly guess these monkeys' emotions?

<b>Wildlife tourists often mistake warning of aggression for smiles or kisses, leading to bites and mayhem. How would you fare?</b><p>As our very distant …

Animals

Not So Unique? a Key Feature of The Human Brain Has Just Been Found in Monkeys

What makes us human?<p>We humans think we're so special. To determine what sets us apart from the rest of the animal world, scientists investigate …

Baby marmosets learn to ‘talk’ just like we do

Baby marmosets learn to make their calls by trying to repeat their parents’ vocalizations, scientists report today in Current Biology. Humans were …

What makes us human? Scientists just found a defining feature of the human brain in monkeys

A new look inside monkeys brains is forcing researchers to reconsider what makes humans unique, as you can see in the video above.<p>It’s no surprise that humans and many types of monkeys have a lot in common; we’re both social creatures and share about 93% of our DNA. But when scientists from The …

Evolution

Thieving wild monkeys drive hard bargain when bartering to return purloined loot

<b>New research looks at the marauding macaques in Bali that swipe people's things and don't return them until the perfect food is procured.</b><p>Flip-flops, …

Orangutan builds a hammock

Everyone Is Talking About This Picture Of A Monkey “Crying” Whilst Holding Her Baby

Practising her photography skills at a nearby park, Indian photographer Avinash Lodhi’s attention was at first focused on the birds.<p>It was as she …

Cool Stuff

The Size Of This Gorilla Bone Holds The Secret Of Ancient Human Sex Practices | International Business Times

What was sex like for ancient humans? Fossils can only tell us so much about the lives of our ancestors, but it turns out that a certain bone may …

Australian National University

Monkeys allegedly kill a cow, terrorise people in Jharkhand villages

If you kill a cow, you might end up in jail in BJP-ruled states. But what happens when monkeys kill one? They just get away with it. That’s what is …

Take the kids to … Monkey World, Dorset

Monkeying around is very much the order of the day at this Dorset family attraction where fun, conservation projects and chimp-themed shortbread collide<p><b>In a nutshell</b><p>Thirty years ago, the late Jim Cronin rescued nine chimpanzees that were being used as photographers’ props in Spanish beach resorts …

Travel

Study finds bonobos may be better representation of the last common ancestor with humans than common chimpanzees

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, …

Chimps pass on sponge drinking trick like a family tradition

After a few chimpanzees started using moss to soak up water from a pond, the behaviour has spread. The pattern might tell us about how early human …

Evolution

Great Apes May Be Able to Tell When You’re Wrong

Great apes may be able to tell when a human makes a mistake, a new study has found.<p>Chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans have the ability to understand …

Evolution

Chimp Hurls Feces At Zoo's Crowd, Nails Grandma Right In The Face

"It got Grandma!"<p>Talk about a crappy trip to the zoo.<p>A grandma got nailed in the face with a piece of poo by a dirty-handed chimpanzee in a YouTube video that’s gone absolutely ape on the web.<p>Guests were watching a boisterous chimp hooting and hollering at the bottom of an enclosure at the John …

Grand Rapids