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May 23, 2016 — A hominin in the same genus as humans and an ape nicknamed "Laia" are among the discoveries identified by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as the Top 10 New Species ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Mountain gorillas from Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda eat up to 30 kilos of plants a day and their diet is highly varied in a habitat that is becoming increasingly fragmented as a result of ... read more

May 11, 2016 — A team has been awarded a prize for their proposal to crack down on wildlife crime using a portable DNA sequencing device, the MinION, to read the ‘barcode genes’ of animals affected by illegal ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers have unearthed a "mother lode" of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China.These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene transition, when ... read more

Deep Male Voices Not So Much Sexy as Intimidating

May 5, 2016 — Male voices are not deeply pitched in order to attract female mates, but instead serve to intimidate the competition, according to a team of researchers studying a wide variety of primates including ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Researchers have found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The findings may point toward strategies for combating ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study suggests that ravens can be as clever as chimpanzees, despite having much smaller brains, indicating that rather than the size of the brain, the neuronal density and the structure of the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Chimpanzees use manipulative dexterity to evaluate and select figs, a vital resource when preferred foods are scarce, according to a new study. The action resembles that of humans shopping for ... read more

Gun Hunting Could Lead to Extinction of Threatened Primates on African Island

Apr. 18, 2016 — Gun hunting on Bioko Island correlates significantly with lower numbers of the majority of the island's primate species, a new study ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Scientists have described three new species of mouse lemurs. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. As little as 20 years ago, only ... read more

Primate Evolution in the Fast Lane

Apr. 7, 2016 — The pace of evolution is typically measured in millions of years, as random, individual mutations accumulate over generations, but researchers have uncovered a new mechanism for mutation in primates ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — A catastrophic collapse of the world's largest great ape-- the Grauer's gorilla -- due to a combination of illegal hunting around mining sites and settlements, prior civil unrest, and ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — An improved version of the gorilla genome assembly is offering new biological insights into its evolution, and to what makes humans different from this great ape primate. The new techniques used to ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — More than 20 species of macaques, the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in the world, socialize in lively troops and make frequent appearances on National Geographic documentaries. But, what ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — An international team of scientists used an amplification technique to sequence the genomes of two divergent Plasmodium malaria species from miniscule volumes of chimpanzee blood to find clues about ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Bonobos – just like humans – pay more attention to pictures that show other members of their species displaying emotional behaviour than to neutral ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — According to a new study, our ancestors between 2 and 3 million years ago started to spend far less time and effort chewing by adding meat to their diet and by using stone tools to process their ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Fifty-six million years ago, just before earth's carbon dioxide levels and average temperatures soared, many species of primitive primates went extinct in North America for reasons unclear to ... read more

Mar. 4, 2016 — Sumatran orangutans, one of the two existing species of orangutans, live exclusively in the North of the Indonesian island Sumatra and are critically endangered. An international team of researchers ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Newly discovered stone tool-use behavior and accumulation sites in wild chimpanzees are reminiscent to human cairns, report researchers. Chimpanzees are proficient tool-users, using sticks to fish ... read more

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