In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jill Pruetz, these savanna dwelling chimps, named the Fongoli group, may provide a unique insight into the study of evolution, early hominids and our earliest ancestors.
AP (July 4, 2014) Performance capture actor Terry Notary is the best in the world at moving his human body like an ape. Notary makes the chimps come alive in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' He talks about his craft ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 9, 2014) According to a new study, trout could be just as clever as chimps when it comes to finding hunting partners to help them get their fins on some food.
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AFP (Apr. 21, 2015) As money runs out at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone, around 85 chimps are facing homelessness. The centre closed when the Ebola epidemic was ravaging the country but now that closure ... watch video
Aug. 3, 2015 On the 29th of July, airplane wreckage washed up on the island of Réunion. It is highly likely that it belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines airplane MH370. Geologists may be able to identify the ... read more
July 31, 2015 Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, ... read more
July 29, 2015 Viewing aquarium displays led to noticeable reductions in blood pressure and heart rate, a research team found in the first study of its kind. They also noted that higher numbers of fish helped to ... read more
July 31, 2015 A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very ... read more
July 30, 2015 The behavior of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields, new research shows. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed ... read more
Apr. 15, 2015 Anthropologists have been observing savanna chimps using tools to hunt prey. After observing more than 300 tool-assisted hunts they found female chimps hunt with tools more than ... read more
Jan. 30, 2013 Chimps can learn more efficient ways to use a tool by watching what others do, according to new research. Their study presents the first experimental evidence that chimps, like humans, can watch and ... read more
Dec. 1, 2011 Anthropologists report that chimpanzees in Senegal frequently share food and hunting tools with other chimps. This is thought to be the first study to document non-meat sharing behavior among ... read more