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

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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 …

The Size Of This Gorilla Bone Holds The Secret Of Ancient Human Sex Practices

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 Universities

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 …

India

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 …

Kids

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, …

Evolution
Animals

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 …

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

Chimpanzees hunting for honey are cleverer than we thought

Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans. Because of this they can offer invaluable insights into understanding the evolutionary roots …

Gorilla learns to juggle jacket potatoes at zoo

Gorilla are amazing animals, lets face it.<p>However one particular gorilla at Paignton Zoo in Devon has taken its species to a new level – after …

Monkeys helped man who mysteriously vanished in the Bolivian Amazon

Tourist Maykool Coroseo Acuña, 25, was lost in the Bolivian Amazon for nine days. He says that he was only able to survive thanks to "a group of …

From Beethoven to Bieber, why playing music to chimps is falling on deaf ears

Playing music to captive chimpanzees has no positive effect on their welfare, researchers have concluded.<p>Previous research conducted with chimpanzees …

The Tenderest Side of Gorillas

Nature at its most beautiful splendor<p>The arrival of a baby changes the lives of their parents, and gorillas are no exception. Shaadi Fari, a New …

Male chimpanzees use politics and violence for territorial gains

The largest known chimpanzee community displays human-like behaviour. And not in a good way.<p>Humans aren’t the only species to launch coordinated …

Yale-led study: Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans

New Haven, Conn.-- A 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda's Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right …

10 Facts About Chimpanzees That Hold A Dark Mirror To Humanity

March 19, 2017<p>There’s a part of ourselves that we can see in chimpanzees. They are our closest living ancestors, creatures who share 99 percent of …

Animals

Chimpanzees are animals. But are they ‘persons’?

The appellate division of the New York Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on behalf of two captive plaintiffs — both of them chimpanzees.<p>Their self-appointed attorney, the crusading animal-rights lawyer Steven Wise, will once again be making the case that U.S. law should not consider the …

Animals

Chimpanzees have death rituals too, including cleaning corpse’s teeth -719751

Chimps have been filmed tending to the dead for the first time in a reserve in Zambia. A female was recorded cleaning the teeth of her adopted son with a stiff piece of grass.<p>Post Comment

Chimpanzees

Tool use for corpse cleaning in chimpanzees

Article |<p>Open<p>Edwin J. C. van Leeuwen<br>• , Katherine A. Cronin<br>• & Daniel B. M. Haun<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>7</b>, Article number: 44091 …

Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

An orangutan named Rocky is helping scientists figure out when early humans might have uttered the first word.<p>Rocky, who is 12 and lives at the Indianapolis Zoo, has shown that he can control his vocal cords much the way people do. He can learn new vocal sounds and even match the pitch of sounds …

Language

Do Apes Deserve ‘Personhood’ Rights? Lawyer Heads to N.Y. Supreme Court to Make Case

When Steve Wise first started out as an animal rights lawyer, people used to bark at him when he entered a courtroom.<p>For more than 25 years, Wise has been arguing that animals who have cognitive complexities similar to humans should be legally endowed with basic rights of autonomy.<p>Now when he …

Animals

Video of Rehabilitated Orangutans Being Released Back Into the Wild is the Absolute Best Thing You Will See All Day

Perhaps the most recognizable victim of deforestation in Indonesia’s precious ecosystems is the magnificent orangutan. Due to big industry’s demand …

This Awesome Beach in Thailand Is Covered in MONKEYS — and They Want to Be Friends

The island Ko Phi Phi Don in Thailand is known for Monkey Beach, and it's everything you hope it would be. The area is a part of the Ko Phi Phi archipelago and is a popular spot for travelers. If the clear blue waters and sandy beaches don't get you, all of the monkeys will! They will come right up …

Scientists Translate Monkey Sounds To English

Monkeys not only have language, but distinct local dialects. Research into the variations could throw light on both our own linguistics and the way …

Have scientists captured footage of the most elusive monkey in the world in the Congo?

They are the rarest monkey in the world … so rare in fact that there are concerns they might soon become extinct. Scientists however, have captured footage of the incredibly elusive Dryas monkey in a new national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>The researchers used remote sensing cameras …

Rhesus monkeys pass the self-awareness test by examining their genitals and face in a mirror

Left alone with a mirror, the trained monkeys inspected their genitals, opened their mouths to examine their teeth and combed their fur<p>What do …

Orangutan ‘kisses and squeaks’ reveal evolution of language

<b>Kisses and squeaks made by orangutans are shedding light on the evolution of language.</b><p>Scientists who spent years studying the communication calls of …

Language

Our changing attitudes to chimpanzees

<b>The BBC's revelations about the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media about the cruelty suffered by these adorable animals</b><p>And this raises questions about how our attitudes to our closest relations in the natural world have changed.<p>Some people who …

Animals