Ape Sh!t

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

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 …

Biology

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 …

Apes

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 …

Anthropology

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 …

Monkeys

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 …

Biodiversity

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 …

Longevity

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
Wildlife
Health

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 …

Chimpanzees

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 …

Anthropology

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Consciousness

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 …

Wildlife

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> …

Monkeys

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 …

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 …

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 …

Chimpanzees

People Are Crying Over This Video Of 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 …

Apes

A Wise Monkey Knows How Little He Knows

Japanese scientists find that macaque monkeys, like humans, know the limits of their own memory

Neurology

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 …

Monkeys