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Ranking male baboons recover quickly from injuries


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Surprisingly, high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males, says a new study. Notre Dame biologist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dogs yawn hearing master do the same


May 10th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Dogs may yawn after hearing the sound of their masters do the same, suggesting they can empathise with their owners on how tired they are, researchers ... Read more...

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Power is as addictive as cocaine, says expert


April 29th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) More than a hundred years after noted British historian Baron John Acton coined the phrase "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely", a scientist ... Read more...

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Dangerous Liaisons: Wild cats as trophy pets in UAE (With Images)


April 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) As many as 3,000 people in the UAE keep wild animals like lions, tigers and cheetahs as pets in their homes, claims a bold documentary by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Baboons, infants show similar gestures


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Baboons and infants show similar gesturing behaviour, suggesting shared communication systems.Both human infants and baboons have a stronger preference for using their right hand to gesture.It ... Read more...

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Baboons quite capable of reasoning


September 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Monkeys are capable of making analogies and may be capable of thinking, a new study has shown.A cat takes care of a kitten and a bird ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps and gorillas age gracefully


March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans, according to a new study.The finding comes from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns.It was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists grow arteries with most elastic protein reported


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have grown arteries that exhibit the elasticity of natural blood vessels at the highest levels reported.The new development could overcome a major ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Animals Killed And Abandoned To Rot By The Bins In A Prominent British Zoo i.e. Knowsley Safari Park


January 11th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 11, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The Knowsley Safari Park (KSP) on English soil located in Merseyside has been berated recently subsequent to appalling pictures emerging in the Internet of animals ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Donates $2 Million To Namibian Wildlife Sanctuary


January 4th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brangelina, as the couple is known as, has a huge Christmas gift to share with the rest of the world. The celebrity couple, Brad Pitt and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Contribute $2 Million To South African Wildlife Reserve


January 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood actors and couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are known for the streak of philanthropy that they have shown ever since they came together, a couple of years back. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Primates better adapted to environmental changes


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) What sets humankind's closest relatives -- monkeys, apes and other primates -- apart from other animals? One answer is that primates are less affected by seasonal ups ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Primates more resilient than other animals to seasonal ups and downs


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs - particularly rainfall- that take their toll on other animals, says a new study.Researchers say that this sets ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drunk Baboons Making Life Miserable In Cape Town


August 31st, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An unusual problem has snatched the peace out of the lives of the winemakers in and around Cape Town, South Africa. As per reports, a group ... Read more...

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No ‘monkey terrorists’ in Afghanistan, says scientist


July 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): American soldiers in Afghanistan can heave a sigh of relief - they won't be fighting armed monkeys.Citing a "British press agency" two weeks ago, the Chinese People's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Baboons in Cape Town learnt to listen for car alarms before breaking in


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): As if they already couldn't do a lot, baboons in Cape Town have learnt to listen out for the tweet of a car's remote central locking before deciding ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN: Fight elephants with pepper spray


July 20th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Abidjan, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has told farmers of particularly third world countries to try and use pepper spray and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

The United Nations Recommends That The Farmers Utilize Pepper Spray To Frighten Wild Elephants


July 20th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The United Nations (UN) had a piece of advice on Monday for farmers, whose crops have been attacked by wild creatures like elephants. The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Fight Elephants With Pepper Sprays, UN Suggests


July 20th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Farmers who have to face a hell of a time fending off wild animals now have a solution in hand. According to the United Nations, the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Taliban secret sniper ‘monkeys’ to target US troops in Afghanistan


July 13th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jul 13 (ANI): Taliban militants in war ravaged Afghanistan are training monkeys to use them as secret weapons to attack American troops.According to The People's Daily in China, the ... Read more...

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UAE issues fatwa against ‘haram’ vuvuzelas


July 10th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 10(ANI): A fatwa has been issued against vuvuzelas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying that the plastic horns will not be permitted in the Gulf country if they exceed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South African magistrate says vuvuzelas okay in field but not in court!


July 8th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, July 8(ANI): A South African magistrate in one of Cape Town's special World Cup courts ordered the court orderlies' to shut the windows following repeated disturbance from Vuvuzelas from a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Having BFFs helps female baboons live longer


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): A new study has found that female baboons that maintain closer ties with other members of their troop live substantially longer than do those whose social bonds are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

S. Africa’s Vuvuzela horns may soon invade other sports in England


June 13th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): The Vuvuzela instrument, which making waves at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is likely to invade other sports in England such as cricket, tennis, motor racing ... Read more...

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US soccer stars hit elephant ‘road-block’ in quest of training ahead of opener!


June 12th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Rustenburg, Jun 12 (ANI): A hungry elephant eating tree leaves on the road delayed the United States players who were on their way to a training session on Friday.The team continued their ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

England WAGS may be target of anti-social behaviour in SA - from apes!


May 29th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): British WAGS following their football partners to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup have been warned that they could end up being targets of anti-social behaviour ... Read more...

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Evidence of ‘missing social knowledge’ in non-human primates found


May 23rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new American research has found the first known evidence of "missing social knowledge" in non-human primates.For the study, Thore Bergman, an assistant professor of psychology and ecology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

When baboons had sex on Kerry Katona’s car


April 14th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Kerry Katona was spotted screaming when she saw baboons having sex on her car in a safari park.Katona was treating her children Heidi, three, and Max, two ... Read more...

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Why alpha-male baboons give subordinates sex treats


January 12th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): A new study has shown that alpha-male chacma baboons allow lower-ranking males to mate with their females as a way to protect the dominant male's own offspring in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rarest monkey sprang from intriguing sexual past


November 14th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) The most extensive DNA study of Africa's rarest monkey reveals that the species had sprung from an intriguing sexual past. Of the last two remaining populations of the ... Read more...

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DNA study reveals Africa’s rarest monkey had an intriguing sexual past


November 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): The most extensive DNA study to-date of Africa's rarest monkey has revealed that the species had an intriguing sexual past.Of the last two remaining populations of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hormone behind finger length linked to social behaviour


November 5th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): The hormones, called androgens, which are known to affect finger length during development in the womb, play a major role in social behaviour in primate groups, say researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rise of smaller predators causing ecological disruption


October 5th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The catastrophic decline of 'apex' predators like lions, sharks, wolves and cougars has prompted the rise of smaller predators like baboons that are causing major economic and ecological ... Read more...

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Decline of top predators causing increase of smaller predators


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): A new study has determined that the catastrophic decline around the world of "apex" predators such as wolves, cougars, lions or sharks has led to a huge increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gossiping is fundamental to being human, claims scientist


September 8th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Gossiping is fundamental to being human, and this is what separates us from animals, claims a social psychologist.While speaking at British Science Festival, Dr Nicholas Emler, from University ... Read more...

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