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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 |

Orangutans are smart designers: Study


April 18th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Orangutans are turning out to be smart designers, going by the sophisticated way they build their nests, says a scientific study. University of Manchester scientists spent ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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 |

Eco-tourism can stress wild orangutans


March 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Wild orangutans can become stressed in the presence of eco-tourists over time. But they remain relatively less affected than other animals that show signs of chronic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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 |

Fear of predators forced primates into social group


November 15th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Fear of predators made our solitary primate ancestors descend from the trees and unite into groups for daytime activity, says a new study. "It has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twisted trees found in Siberia are ‘proof of Bigfoot’


November 14th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siberia, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bigfoot hunters say they have found the strongest evident yet to back their claim that creature really exist. The evidence, as presented to the world by the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Yeti nests found in Russia?


November 14th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Experts from Russia, Canada, the US and Sweden went on an expedition to Siberia and reportedly found nests of the elusive Bigfoot or the legendary creature ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Like in humans, culture influences ape behaviour


October 21st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Like humans, great apes too have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through generations.Researchers have come up with evidence that culture in humans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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 |

Palm oil business killing orangutans: French filmmaker


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) China, Europe and India are fuelling the high demand for palm oil, in turn leading to the rapid destruction of rainforests and the rampant killing of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘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 |

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 |

Oprah Winfrey Lends Her Voice In “Sesame Street”


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American television icon Oprah Winfrey seems to know how to keep herself busy. After promising her audience of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" a free Trip ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Energy efficient’ orangutans need less food fuel than we do


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Orangutans are more economical - in terms of food fuel needs, than any other primate, including humans, a new study has found.According to the research, orangutans need less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even apes can’t ‘ape’ the human bite


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 22 (ANI): The human bite is stronger than that of a typical ape, proving that our skull is quite strong despite its wimpish appearance, according to a new Australian research.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orangutan gestures have specific intentional meanings


June 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a study on a group of orangutans, researchers have found that these non-human primates perform gestures that have intentional meaning and are made with the expectation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orangutans in zoos enjoy watching visitors too


June 8th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Just like we enjoy watching orangutans in zoos, the apes too regard "people watching" as a pleasurable way to spend an afternoon, scientists believe.According to boffins, the apes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Just like humans, apes suffer self-doubt too


April 19th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Just like humans, apes are sufficiently self-aware to doubt their own knowledge, says a new study.As part of the research, Josep Call of the Max Planck Institute for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Animal Activists Try To Stop Thailand’s Orangutan Boxing


April 14th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Animal rights activists are slugging it out with "Safari World" in Bangkok, Thailand. The activists are trying to stop the practice of putting orangutans into a boxing ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand, Thailand Tourism |

Animal lovers slam Thailand’s orangutan kick boxing matches


April 12th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 12 (ANI): A safari theme park in Thailand has been slammed by animal lovers for its macabre way of attracting tourists by featuring orangutan kick boxing matches. Safari World, on ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand, Thailand Tourism, World |

How Orangutans communicate through dense jungle


March 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): By delving deeper into the long calls of male Orangutans in Borneo, scientists have got new insight into how these solitary apes communicate through dense jungle.The researchers conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teeth of some apes are formed primarily to survive toughest times


December 18th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that the teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce.The research, performed by scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How orangutans excel in moving through tree-tops


October 13th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Movement through a complex meshwork of small branches at tree-top levels can be quite challenging for animals wanting to forage. But scientists have found out that the bulky ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Orangutan’s “kiss squeaks” make them more intimidating to predators


August 5th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): A new study has found that Orangutans push leaves against their lips, making drawn-out "kiss squeaks", in order to sound more intimidating to predators.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spider monkeys invent medicated body scratchers


August 1st, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): A new study has reported that wild spider monkeys have invented a new tool, namely crushed and chewed leaves, which serve as body scratchers that can release medicinal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orangutans can counter dangerous tree vibrations by moving in an irregular rhythm


July 28th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the orangutan can counter dangerous tree vibrations by its ability to move with an irregular rhythm.According to Professor Robin Crompton, from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Palm-oil plan may save the world’s last orangutans


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A team of conservationists in Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo, is planning to join forces with the palm oil industry to figure out how to protect the world's last ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps or gorillas


June 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has suggested that humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, not chimpanzees and gorillas.The research, done by scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient ape with human face may prove to be “missing link” species


June 11th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an 11.9-million-year-old fossil ape species with an unusually flat, "surprisingly human" face in Spain, a find that could prove to be the "missing link" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indonesian orangutans, tigers and elephants threatened by new logging scheme


June 10th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): A massive logging scheme in Indonesia may result in elephants, Sumatran tigers and some of Asia's rarest orangutans plunging into a "dire and immediate" fight for their lives ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tickled apes reveal human laughter is 16 million years old


June 5th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Tickling a gorilla or chimp can arouse bursts of grunting sounds - or laughter, say researchers who conclude that man's laugh can be traced back to 10 to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New orangutan population discovered in Indonesia


April 13th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): Conservationists have recently discovered a new population of orangutans in a remote area of Indonesia, giving a rare boost to one of the world's most endangered great apes.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Modern day obesity might have evolutionary origins


February 13th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) That craving for a cheeseburger is rooted in the dramatic growth of the human brain and body, resulting from environmental changes two million years ago. Higher quality, nutritionally ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Did burst of gene duplication trigger human evolution


February 12th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Nearly 10 million years ago, segments of DNA in the genome of a common ancestor of humans, gorillas and chimpanzees began to duplicate copies at a greater rate ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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