chimpanzees

Chimps selfish when it comes to food


August 17th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Some things cannot be explained by evolution. Chimps and bonobos don't share an innate sense of fairness with their closest human kin.Keith Jensen, professor at Queen ... Read more...

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Ape injures girl after escaping from zoo


July 16th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A five-year-old girl was injured when one of the five apes that escaped from a German zoo attacked her. A spokeswoman for the zoo has confirmed the ... Read more...

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Chimpanzees have personalities like us


May 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities "like people", researchers have claimed.Experts say it could finally end a decades-old debate over whether we simply project human-like personalities onto ... 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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Altruism varies under different conditions


May 1st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.The model predicts that ... Read more...

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Flesh eating helped humans spread globally


April 19th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 19 (IANS) When early humans turned flesh eaters, the diet allowed women to wean babies earlier and have more children, culminating in the species' global spread, a study ... Read more...

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Unique genetic adaptation helped our brain grow


April 13th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 13 (IANS) Humans adapted genetically about 300,000 years ago to be able to produce larger amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, says a study.The human nervous system ... Read more...

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Humans walked upright to carry scarce resources


March 25th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The necessity of carrying more of scarce, high quality resources may have prompted human beings to adapt to walking upright millions of years ago, a study ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct two Italians in Odisha (Roundup)


March 18th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Leftwing rebels abducted two Italians from a forested area in India's eastern Odisha state, an official said Sunday. The incident comes at a time when ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct two Italians in Odisha (Fourth Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Leftwing rebels abducted two Italians in India's eastern Odisha state, an official said Sunday. One of the Italians was living in the state for years and ... Read more...

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Chimps play cop to uphold peace in group


March 9th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Some of the high ranking chimps practically uphold the 'law of the jungle' and maintain peace among warring groups and individuals of their kind, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

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500 elephants killed in DR Congo’s national park


February 9th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 9 (IANS) Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo's Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed.An official of the Congolese ... Read more...

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Chimps likely to warn groups unaware of dangers


December 30th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Animals are known to sound alarm calls when predators are around, particularly when their kin are present, reveals a study.But when chimps spot a snake, they ... Read more...

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Great apes too make sophisticated decisions


December 30th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The great apes too seem human in making sophisticated decisions, based on what they know and the likelihood of success when guessing, according to a German ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US limits use of chimpanzees in medical research


December 16th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The US announced Thursday that it will sharply restrict the use of chimpanzees in future publicly funded invasive medical research and plans to review current projects ... Read more...

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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...

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Chimpanzees have repertoire of gestures for chatting


May 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Chimpanzees rely on more than twice the number of gestures to chat with one another than previously thought, scientists say. They have at least 66 different ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coolers, sprinklers, glucose to help Delhi Zoo beat heat


May 5th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Fifty coolers are in place as are special thatched roofs and sprinklers, potatoes have gone off the menu, and melons, cucumbers and mangoes have made ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too give birth to backward-facing babies


April 20th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): The pattern of childbirth, long thought to be a unique feature to humans - the arrival of the baby facing backwards relative to its mother - has now ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... 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...

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Elephants outsmart humans during intelligence test


March 8th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has proved that elephants are not only intelligent, but also possess the ability to cooperate and understand the logic behind teamwork.Elephants recently aced a test ... Read more...

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Just like humans, chimps giggle even when the joke isn’t funny


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees can share a joke just like any human and are also capable of sharing a laugh even when they don't find something particularly ... Read more...

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Dogs’ human-like social skills make them man’s best friend


February 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found out that dogs possess certain human-like social skills that even chimpanzees, our closest relatives, do not, and maybe that's why they are termed ... Read more...

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‘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...

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Young kids prefer to share prizes after working together


February 13th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that young children choose to share prizes after working together.In the study, three-year-old children shared with a peer after they worked together to ... Read more...

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Kids don’t mind sharing after working together


February 13th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Grown-ups have a sense of fair play, and now it seems that even young children do. In a study, three-year-old kids shared with a peer the spoils ... Read more...

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Language makes humans smarter than chimps


February 8th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): With extensive systems of governance and global cooperative networks in place, we probably think we are expert co-operators when compared with other animals or even relative primates, such ... Read more...

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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...

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Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps


January 27th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Africa has two, not one, species of elephant


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new research has resolved a long-standing debate after confirming that Africa has two-not one-species of elephant.Using genetic analysis, scientists from Harvard, the University of Illinois and ... Read more...

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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...

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Why humans are more sensitive than chimps to certain viruses


December 17th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have found why humans are more sensitive to certain viruses compared to other primates.The greater susceptibility of humans to certain infectious diseases when compared to other primates ... Read more...

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