Ape Sh!t

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

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 …

Chimpanzees

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 …

Biology

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 …

Jane Goodall

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 …

Animal Rights

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

March 16, 2017 21:38 IST<p>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>IBT TV<p>Mute Unmute<p>'We could have done more' - 7/7 officer on Westminster attack<p>Most popular<p>Play …

Sadiq Khan

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 …

Anthropology

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 …

Science

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 …

Chimpanzees

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 …

Veganism

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 …

Thailand

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 …

Linguistics

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 …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 humans, great apes, orcas, bottlenose dolphins, Asian elephants and Eurasian magpies have in common? They can all, unlike all other animals studied, …

Monkeys

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 …

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 …

Chimpanzees

Humans Have More In Common With Monkeys Than Previously Thought, New Research Shows

Researchers long believed that only humans can know when their memory's off.<p>An infant Japanese macaque monkey bathes in hot springs.<p>In the show</i> …

In Rare Killing, Chimpanzees Cannibalize Former Leader

The rare incident may have been all about sex, researchers suggest. Warning: graphic content.<p>It was a grisly sight: a murdered chimpanzee, his body beaten, bloodied—and partially cannibalized—by members of his former social group.<p>Researchers who found the gruesome scene in Senegal in 2013 knew that …

Anthropology

Chimpanzees are forcing us to redefine what it means to be human

Primatologist Frans de Waal says chimpanzees can do almost everything that was once considered a distinctively human trait.<p>The idea that only humans make tools is today "an unsustainable position," de Waal writes by email. "Then we also got the apes-have-no-theory-of-mind claims, which now have …

Anthropology

Tracking Chimpanzees in Uganda

If you have ever dreamed about being in the jungles of Africa, crashing through the forests to see the most amazing animals, then chimpanzee tracking …

Heartbreaking Video Shows Monkeys Accidentally Killing A Robot Monkey And Then Mourning For It

When BBC show ‘Spy In The Wild’ infiltrated a robot monkey among a tribe of Langurs, the fake animal got accidentally ‘killed’. This allowed the …

A Wise Monkey Knows How Little He Knows

Knowing one's limits can be a strength. Just ask Socrates, whose Socratic paradox is often summed up in the phrase: "I know one thing: that I know …

The Brain

Monkeys Grieve Over Fake Monkey

The new BBC nature series <i>Spy in the Wild</i> has an interesting premise: Putting camera-equipped fake animals in the wild to capture their daily lives …

These Primates Can Evaluate Memory Just like Us, Study Shows

Researchers have discovered that macaque monkeys engage in a distinct memory process that was long thought to be practiced solely by humans.<p>The …

The Brain

Baboon vocalizations contain five vowel-like sounds comparable to those of human speech: Acoustic and anatomic analyses suggest speech-like sounds in a closely related nonhuman primate

Acoustic and anatomic analyses suggest speech-like sounds in a closely related nonhuman primate<p>An acoustical analysis of the grunts, barks, wahoos, …

Genetic Opposites Attract When Chimpanzees Choose a Mate

<i>Summary: A new study reports chimps are more likely to select mates whose genetic makeup differs most from their own.</i><p><i>Source: Duke University.</i><p><b>Chimps</b> …

Neuroscience

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

Science Correspondent, BBC News<p><b>A gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China is a new species of primate, scientists have concluded.</b><p>The animal has been studied for some time, but new research confirms it is different from all other gibbons.<p>It has been named the Skywalker hoolock …

Biological Species

Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks

<b>Researchers have used camera traps to film tool-use that is unique to chimpanzees in Ivory Coast.</b><p>The footage revealed that the clever primates habitually make special water-dipping sticks - chewing the end of the stick to turn it into a soft, water-absorbing brush.<p>Primate researchers examined the …

Nature

Spy In The Wild: Monkeys mourn the death of a robot baby in BBC wildlife series

JOHN DOWNER PRODUCTIONS<p>Spy In The Wild has been shot using replica animals with cameras hidden inside.<p>In the first episode a male chimpanzee is seen …

Wildlife