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.
Video provided by ... watch video
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
Sep. 27, 2016 Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 In the animal kingdom colorful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study has studied the conspicuous wing coloration of two species of damselflies. Their results ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Traffic noise reduces the foraging efficiency of wild owls by up to 89 percent, a team of researchers has found. The team's world-first study examined how different levels of ... 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