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Atlanta's Zoo Leads Research on Ape Hearts

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AP (Apr. 20, 2012) — Heart disease is a leading killer of great apes in captivity. Atlanta's zoo is home to the Great Ape Heart Project, which is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing and treating heart disease in the four types of great apes.
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Bright Baboons Show Linguistic Learning Skills

Bright Baboons Show Linguistic Learning Skills

Reuters (Apr. 22, 2012) — French researchers have trained Guinea baboons to distinguish four-letter English words from non-words. The scientists say their linguistic experiments demonstrate that the animals possess a key component of literacy - the recognition of the visual word form.
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Meet the Man Behind the 'Apes'

Meet the Man Behind the 'Apes'

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 and demonstrates his simian skills. (July 4) Video provided by AP
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Right Handedness as Common Among Apes as Humans

Right Handedness as Common Among Apes as Humans

Reuters (Feb. 17, 2013) — A propensity for right-handedness is not a uniquely human trait but one shared by great apes, according to new research by a leading cognitive psychologist. The findings cast doubt on long-held assumptions that right-handedness was connected to the emergence of language in humans.
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