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

Caged Monkey Grooms Dog Through Fence in Video That is Both Cute and Sad

A video has surfaced showing a monkey in Vietnam grooming a dog through a fence, demonstrating the irresistible cuteness of an interspecies …

South-east Asia

Selfless Displays of Chimp Teamwork Put Human Cooperation to Shame

Even chimps go out of their way to help one another. Why don't we?<p>By on<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>As the species with the most highly evolved …

Evolution

Chimpanzees Show Disgust Towards Pathogen-Containing Food Like Humans

Chimpanzees are our close relatives. It is widely known that humans share about 95 percent of their genetic material with chimps and bonobos. But, on …

Biology

How chimpanzees warn one another of danger

Contrary to the iconic image of the three monkeys, "speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil," chimpanzees display elaborate behaviors to broadcast …

Animals

Bonobos, Nicest Primates on the Planet, Make Humans Look Like Monsters

"You want to be nice to someone who’s going to be important for you.”<p>By on<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Among the countless shitty things humans …

Evolution

‘Bonobos’: The Friendly Apes That Would Help Strangers Without Being Asked

Helping strangers could be significant, but unexpected and unique to humans sometimes. However, this act of kindness is not surprising to the …

Evolution

Welcome, new ape relative: can you teach us not to kill you?

No sooner has the Tapanuli orangutan been discovered than it’s facing extinction. The indifference of humans – the one thriving great ape – is the culprit<p>If I could be a fly on the wall at any point in the history of science, it would be to watch the young(ish) Charles Darwin – long before his …

Charles Darwin

Frizzy-haired, smaller-headed orangutan may be new great ape

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.<p>But the purportedly newest member of the family tree of advanced animals that include humans may not be around much longer. Their numbers are …

Zoology

Animal intelligence: Chimpanzees 'take turns' to solve a number puzzle

Turn-taking forms the basis for a range of social interactions, including communication and language.<p>Chimpanzees have been observed spontaneously …

Chimpanzees

Wild and Captive Chimpanzees Share Personality Traits With Humans

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Jane Goodall started attributing personalities to the chimpanzees she followed in Gombe National Park in what is now Tanzania. In her descriptions, some were more playful or aggressive, affectionate or nurturing.<p>Many scientists at the time were horrified, she …

Jane Goodall

Have Scientists Pinpointed 'Jealousy' in The Primate Brain? Not So Fast

Monkeys do have feelings, though.<p>When monogamous male monkeys see their mates with other males, it activates regions of the brain associated with …

The Brain

Watch: Dying Chimp Gets Emotional At Sight Of Former Human Caretaker

Footage emerged Wednesday of a dying chimpanzee becoming emotional at the sight of her old friend at the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the …

Emotions

Male chimpanzee seen snatching seconds-old chimp and eating it

A rare sighting of a chimpanzee birth ended in infanticide and cannibalism – and probably explains why new mothers often go into hiding for weeks or …

Pregnancy

Documentary Shows Jane Goodall in New Light with Unseen Footage

In the early 1960s, Jane Goodall's revolutionary studies of wild chimpanzees challenged the scientific establishment's ideas about animals, as well …

Animals

The battle to save Africa's endangered mountain gorillas

Civil war, deforestation, disease and poaching have driven the mighty mountain gorilla to the brink of extinction. Conservation efforts have helped …

Wildlife

Chimpanzees Learn to Use Tools On Their Own, No Teaching Required

As it turns out, chimpanzees don’t need to see in order to do, no matter what the old mantra might lead you to believe. A common belief among …

Chimpanzees

A Monkey Mother Ate Her Mummified Dead Baby in a Never-Before-Seen Case

Sad, gross, and mysterious.<p>Primates such as apes, monkeys and chimpanzees can appear extraordinarily human in their responses to the world around …

Apes

Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction

HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food.<p>Long-tailed macaques …

We’re Not the Only Primate With Unsustainable Eating Habits

Monkeys using tools in Thailand might be driving their prey to extinction.<p>Driving other species to extinction might be something of a primate …

Evolution

Apes' Abilities Misunderstood By Decades Of Poor Science

Apes' intelligence may be entirely misunderstood, because research has so far failed to measure it fairly and accurately, according to …

Lonely monkey successfully adopts chick at Israeli zoo - after another spurned her advances

A lonely monkey at an Israeli zoo has found a way to soothe her maternal urges: by adopting a chicken.<p>Niv, an Indonesian black macaque, has spent the past week caressing, cleaning and playing with the bird at the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv.<p>"It seems that Niv, who is four years old and has …

Apes

Chimpanzees display psychopathic behaviour in its purest form — and it's helping us to better understand mental illness

• <b>Psychopathy in chimpanzees can be defined by their levels of meanness, boldness, and lack of restraint.</b>• <b><br>Research shows that chimpanzees display psychopathic behaviour in its purest form because they are free from the social shackles of humans.</b>• <b><br>Studying non-human primates is helping us to better</b> …

Mental Disorders

Can Humans Understand Chimps?

Scientists have found a way to measure if people intuitively know what ape gestures mean.<p>In the video I’m watching, a chimpanzee reaches out and lightly grabs its partner’s mouth. “Give me that,” it might be saying. Or perhaps, “Stop it.” In another scene, two chimps are sitting in a tree and one …

Body Language

Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors

Chimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game …

Biology

A Silly Little Orangutan Hilariously Dresses Up Like a Ghost to Get His Friend’s Attention

A silly little orangutan at the Nyaru Menteng Centre who was looking for attention, hilariously pulled a sack over his head and seemingly pretended …

Indonesia

Signs of Alzheimer’s found in chimpanzees for the first time

We may not be alone in our struggle against Alzheimer’s disease. For the first time, the plaques and tangles that characterise the condition have …

Alzheimer's Disease

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 …

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 …