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August 31, 2016

July 21, 2016 — A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Our closest primate relatives may have evolved “us versus them” social traits as a means to cope with competition from rival groups of monkeys long before this behavior first occurred in humans, ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Bullying happens in the primate world too, but for young bonobo females, big mama comes to the rescue. Kyoto University primatologists report that bonobo females frequently aid younger females when ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Travel fosters tool use in wild chimpanzees and it may also have been a driving force in early technological evolution by ... read more

July 14, 2016 — An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses -- a family that includes Ebola virus. The researchers suggest that areas where ... read more

Discovery of New Strains of the HTLV-4 Virus in Hunters Bitten by Gorillas in Gabon

July 13, 2016 — Scientists have identified two new strains of the HTLV-4 virus in two hunters who were bitten by gorillas in Gabon. These findings support the notion that gorillas represent a major source of ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Searching for simple inherited dental characteristics that could lead to genes controlling tooth development, researchers have uncovered an easy-to-measure trait that tracks primate evolution over ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists studying mountain gorillas ... read more

July 6, 2016 — In several species of primates, males often discern when to mate with a female based on cyclical changes in the size and firmness of her sexual swelling -- a visual signal of a female's ... read more

July 5, 2016 — The case of Reo, a male chimpanzee that learned to walk again after being paralyzed due to illness, shows how much can be done to rehabilitate animals injured in ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Birds of the species Parus Major (great tit) living in an urban environment are at greater risk of dying young than great tits living outside cities. Research results in Sweden show that urban great ... read more

June 10, 2016 — Scientists have shown how the brain anticipates all of the new situations that it may encounter in a lifetime by creating a special kind of neural network that is 'pre-adapted' to face any ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Gestural communication in bonobos and chimpanzees shows turn-taking and clearly distinguishable communication ... read more

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

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