chimpanzee

Chimps too nurture ’social traditions’


August 29th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Research on chimps never ceases to surprise us -- the latest one, for instance, says that they are not only capable of learning from one another ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chimpanzee asks people to free him at Wales Zoo


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wales, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A chimpanzee has been filmed at Wales’s zoo asking to be freed from its enclosure. Visitors to the zoo took a video of this unusual request and ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Eating monkeys, apes could cause ‘next HIV’


May 26th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Scientists in Cameroon have warned that eating monkeys and apes could cause the next HIV, it was reported here Saturday.They are already tracking a HIV-like virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Toddlers and chimps follow their peers


April 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) What is common between toddlers and chimps? Both tend to copy actions of their peers."I think few people would have expected to find that two-year-olds are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Maoists reiterate demands to free second Italian


March 26th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chimp attack victim Charla Nash talks about her face transplant


February 29th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Charla Nash has spoken about her recovery following the milestone procedure which was conducted by doctors to restore some of her life. The 58-year-old was left blind ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chimpanzees learn to mop cage from keepers


February 10th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chimpanzees in a Russian zoo have learned to clean their cages by watching zookeepers.A pair of chimpanzees, Yasha and Jessica, grabbed mops, rags and trash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Charla Nash’s new face unveiled to the public


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Charla Nash, the woman who had most of her face torn off by the chimpanzee pet of her friend, has shown her new face. Charla’s got ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Charla Nash shows her new face after a face transplant


August 12th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time since her breakthrough face transplant, the woman who had her face torn by a friend’s chimpanzee has shown her new face ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

20 mn-year-old ape skull found in Uganda (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 2 (IANS) A team of French and Ugandan scientists has discovered a nearly 20 million-year-old ape skull at a fossil site in northeastern Uganda, Xinhua reported Tuesday.The discovery, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ex-IMF chief sues French writer for rape bid allegation


July 13th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has launched legal action against a French writer who accused him of trying to rape her, a media ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Captivity upsets chimps’ mental health


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Captive chimpanzees often show abnormalities, some of which could be compared to mental illness in humans. These include self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, as well as the eating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Michele wants an end to medical research on apes


May 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) "Glee" star Lea Michele has written a letter to US officials to call for an end to medical research carried out on chimpanzees at a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Orissa zoo launches special summer menu for animals


May 16th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Authorities in Orissa's Nandankanan Zoo have introduced a special summer menu to protect animals from the heat wave with the mercury crossing 45 degrees Celsius in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Second full-face transplant performed in Boston


April 29th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, April 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The second full face transplant in the United States has been performed at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Doctors and hospital staff spent about 14 hours to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chimps lose out by ‘aping dominant member of the group’


April 24th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A Georgia State University researcher has hinted that a chimpanzee is unable to use its own initiative to gain the best possible reward if it behaves differently from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

GOP leader slams colleague for Obama-chimpanzee email


April 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Some Orange County Republican leaders have condemned an email distributed by a veteran party committee member, portraying US President Barack Obama's face superimposed on a chimpanzee, with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How man, but not chimp, evolved to have spike-free penis


March 10th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Sex would be a very different, not to mention painful, proposition had man not evolved to lose spikes that once existed on the male penis.Researchers at Stanford University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimpanzee meat on sale in Britain’s lucrative markets, restaurants


February 28th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Chimpanzee meat is reportedly being sold illegally in restaurants and market stalls in Britain.The meat, which can cost over 20 pounds a kilogram, is part of a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Promiscuous’ chimps produce more sperm


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists based in Japan have revealed that chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than gorillas, the world's largest primates, and 14 times more than orangutans.Promiscuous ape species have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimp mums ‘mourn their dead infants’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists have revealed for the first time that female chimpanzees mourn their dead infants.According to researchers, chimpanzee mothers establish close physical relationships with their young, carrying them for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UK exhibition to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about wild sex


January 30th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): An exhibition at the Natural History Museum here will provide curious public an opportunity to explore the diversity of methods used for sex and reproduction in the natural ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Humans switched from living in trees to on the ground 4.2mn yrs ago


January 29th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that early human ancestors stopped swinging in trees and started walking on the ground sometime between 4.2 and 3.5 million years ago.Lead author ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

In chimps, as in humans, faces are personality billboards


January 24th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): People can read a chimpanzee's face and tell if the animal is dominant and physically active, according to a new study.A research team, led by psychologist Robert Ward ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

It’s natural for girls to play with dolls and boys to like guns


December 21st, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Girls like to play with dolls and boys love guns because they're programmed to do so, not due to social conditioning, suggests a new study.Scientists have found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dolphins learning to ‘walk’ on water ‘just for fun’


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Biologists have claimed that dolphins in the wild are learning to 'walk' with their tails along the surface of water.According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Escaped Pet Chimpanzee Attacks Police Car, Terrifies KC, Missouri


October 21st, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A chimpanzee which weighed at least 300 pounds recently reeked havoc in Kansas City was apparently the pet of a nearby citizen of the Missouri town which had ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Star of PG Tea adverts - Chimp Jilloch dies at the age of 34 years


October 19th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jilloch, the chimpanzee that was involved in Britain’s long running campaign has died at the age of 34.The animal died of heart attack on Sunday.Jilloch was kept ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Untold story of Michael Jackson and his pet chimp to be aired


October 15th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Late singer Michael Jackson shared a special bond with his pet chimpanzee Bubbles. A special programme telling the story of their friendship is set to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Charlie the Smoking Chimp’ dies at 52


October 7th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 07 (ANI): 'Charlie the Smoking Chimp' who was addicted to smoking cigarettes has died from old age.The chimpanzee was famous for his habit, picked up from visitors to his South ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaria came from gorillas thousands of years ago


September 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Gorillas first transmitted the malaria parasite to humans thousands of years ago, according to a new research. The latest finding could help develop a vaccine for malaria, which claims ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Jimmy - the painting chimp creates a sensation at the Brazilian zoo


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A chimpanzee in a Brazilian zoo is in the limelight for his extremely good painting abilities. Scores of visitors who have heard about his unusual talent have ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

MJ only trusted his pet chimp Bubbles


September 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 15 (ANI): King of Pop Michael Jackson's sister La Toya has revealed that the late singer only trusted his pet chimpanzee Bubbles.The Thriller singer became more and more dependent ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nandankanan Zological Park in Orissa has a baby chimpanzee


September 4th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarda LahangirBhubaneswar, Sep 4 (ANI): A staff member of the Nandankanan Zoological Park here, has taken charge of an abandoned baby chimpanzee just like his own child.Sriharicharan who is an animal ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Why chimps attack humans


August 12th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Increasing encroachment of natural habitat is the reason for conflicts between man and his closest relative, the chimpanzee - says a new study.Scientists from Kyoto University, Japan have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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