Apes

Monkey forced to wear doll’s head and jeans as it’s tied up on roadside

If the Jungle Book was a horror story then this monkey would have a starring role.<p>The long-tailed monkey is dressed in jeans and forced to a wear …

Monkeys

Dopamine: The ‘Feel-Good’ Chemical Makes Humans Smarter Than Other Animals, Scientists Say

Dopamine is the chemical in the brain that we most often associate with pleasure. But now scientists have learned that it’s connected to human …

The Brain

Comparison of Primate Brains Reveals Why Humans Are Unique

Since humans and chimpanzees split from their common ancestor around 6 million years ago, the Homo sapiens brain and that of our closest primate …

Machine Learning

Huge dose of brain chemical dopamine may have made us smart

We may owe some of our unique intelligence to a generous supply of a signalling chemical called dopamine in brain regions that help us think and …

The Brain

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

Dear Paris Hilton, here's a brief history of the selfie

By Imran Rahman-Jones <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>"11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie!" wrote Paris Hilton on Twitter on Sunday, posting two pictures of the pair from 2006.</b><p>Unfortunately, as some of her Twitter followers have pointed out, neither Paris nor Britney were anywhere near the …

Paris Hilton

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Stranded whales, smuggled parrots and a rediscovered salamander are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Photography

Abused Orangutan Couldn’t Even Straighten Her Legs When She Was Rescued – Now She’s Walking to the Forest!

We just love happy stories like this one! You may remember Amy, the orangutan who devastatingly kept chained in a small wooden cage, so cramped she</i> …

Primates

A fatal disease is spreading among U.S. deer, but there may be a new way to detect it

Researchers claim it could aid Parkinson’s research, too.<p>Human beings are generally okay with buck heads. We hang them on our walls, set bouquets on them and stick them in bowties. But when it comes to testing these cervids for signs of fatal disease, some people would rather avoid decapitation …

Animals

Mauritian monkeys could be the key to understanding Berlin patient's rare HIV cure

When pirates shipwrecked on the island of Mauritius, their pet macaques escaped and got up to some monkey business. Centuries later, scientists say …

Medicine

Borneo: Hanging with great apes

<b>Jim Eagles keeps watch as Borneo's dexterous orangutans get stuck into their tucker.</b><p>Around the corner of the jungle track we came... and there was …

New Zealand News

Picky gorilla wanting to see more pictures of apes is all of us on dating apps

Dating is tough for everyone. It looks like humans aren't the only ones into swiping for dates these days and apparently we aren't the only ones with …

Gorillas

Baby monkey crashes from caffeine overload

This baby macaque went ape over a tourist’s coffee — then passed out from the caffeine overload.<p>The mischievous 6-month-old monkey grabbed the brew …

Primates

Coffee-drinking macaque collapses from caffeine overdose after stealing tourist’s drink

A coffee-drinking macaque had to be given veterinary treatment after it overdosed on a mug of coffee.<p>The cheeky monkey stole the mug of coffee then …

Primates

Monkey business goes wrong, baby macaque passes out for 10 hours after coffee overdose

A baby long-tailed macaque passed out after slurping down a cup of coffee in one go. The incident occurred in Thai capital Bangkok's Bang Khun Thien …

Primates

Ninja baboons use super sneaky stealth tactics to raid people’s homes for food

Baboons that raid South Africans’ gardens, trash cans and homes appear to be more strategic in their food forays than scientists previously believed. …

University of Cape Town

Do Animals Have Humor?

Between verbal jokes, slapstick comedy and tickling, there are numerous reasons we laugh. But are humans the only species with a sense of humor?<p>The …

Science

Smuggled, beaten and drugged: The illicit global ape trade

A female bonobo feeds fruit to her baby at Lola Ya Bonobo reserve outside Kinshasa, Congo, May 27, 2016.<p>MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo: The …

Wildlife

New species of orangutan is the rarest great ape on the planet

Orangutans may be the oddest of our great ape relatives. The cinnamon-colored animals — the only great apes native to Asia — live nowhere else but Indonesia and Malaysia. Graceful when swinging through the rain forest canopy though awkward on the ground, orangutans are solitary and seldom seen. …

News (U.S.)

Cardiff researchers find new species of Orangutan

The Batang Toru populations of orangutans in Sumatra were only rediscovered fairly recently in 1997. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that the …

Primates

A Surprising New Orangutan Species Was Just Identified, And It's Critically Endangered

Fewer than 800 individuals.<p>The small family of great ape species just got a new member - a previously unclassified type of orangutan living in an …

Science

New species of orangutan discovered ... and it's already critically endangered

In 1997, a team of Australian researchers discovered an isolated population of orangutans in the Tapanuli districts of North Sumatra, and it was …

Science

Couple caught after stealing two monkeys from Shanghai park, keeping them as pets

At a traffic stop, the woman was caught with the monkeys stuffed down her pants.

Shanghai

Population of orangutans turns out to be new species of great ape

A brand-new species of orangutan exists, scientists have determined, based on their analysis of a skull and a population of 800 animals living deep …

Evolution

Chimpanzees among 33 species selected for special protection

<b>A UN-backed wildlife conference held in the Philippines has voted for additional protections for a list of 33 endangered species including chimpanzees, leopards and giraffes.</b><p>Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, were also included on the list.<p>The six-day long Convention of Migratory Species (CMS) …

Wildlife

Dodo: The birth of a white star

© Christine Cronchey<p><i>Written by Andrea Benaglia</i><p><b>The birth of a Tanzanian black-and-white colobus (in the Diani Beach area in Kenya) calls for</b> …

Animals

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 …

Health

Singapore, jungle city: Can humans and wild animals co-exist?

October 22, 2017 5:00 AM<br>It's a jungle out there in the Garden City. As Singapore's greening efforts take shape, more reported cases of run-ins …

Primates

Kim Kardashian says selfies are over: Reality star adds they're 'kind of a few years ago'

Selfies are over.<p>That’s according to the de-facto Queen of self-shots, Kim Kardashian.<p>And when the author of a book filled with her own selfies says …

Buzz Aldrin

Discovery of two orphaned baby orangutans 'further evidence of deforestation threat'

The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening the existence of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation group has claimed.<p>The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation has reported the discovery of 19 babies …

Wildlife