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Male monkeys ride fathers’ reputation to success


July 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) If you're born to a father who's a strong and enduring community leader, you're far more likely to become a leader yourself due to a range ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Charles Taylor 2012 Prize won by ‘The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary’


March 7th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This year’s Charles Taylor Prize winner has been announced. The non-fiction book The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary which was written by Andrew Westoll won the top prize ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Like humans, monkeys can recognize themselves in mirrors


September 30th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has shown that a rhesus macaque monkey can recognize itself in the mirror and perform actions that scientists would expect from animals that have self-awareness.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Freida Pinto Likely To Star Opposite James Franco In ‘Rise Of The Apes’


June 24th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Actress Freida Pinto, who became popular with her debut film Slumdog Millionaire, is likely to star opposite the Spider-Man actor James Franco in the Rise ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Freida in talks for ‘Rise of the Apes’


June 23rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) "Slumdog Millionaire" star Freida Pinto has been approached to star opposite James Franco in the prequel of "Planet of the Apes". Variety.com reports that in "Rise of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chimps don’t trade meat for sex


May 28th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): A new study has found that even though prostitution may be the world's oldest profession, sexual bartering among humans may be a recent phenomenon.The study, conducted on male ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some gorillas may eat monkeys


March 6th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A recent study that found monkey DNA in the feces of wild African mountain gorillas, has hinted that some gorilla species eat monkeys, and are not entirely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Movie made by chimps to be broadcast on TV


January 26th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): The BBC is all set to broadcast the world's first film shot entirely by chimpanzees, as part of a natural history documentary.According to BBC News, the apes created ... Read more...

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When fire approaches, chimps don’t run-they dance with it


January 7th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): Chimps were known for dancing in rainstorms, but it has recently been found that primates can perform "fire dance" too.A dominant male chimp performed such a dance in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps happy to help - but only when said please to!


October 14th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Looking for help from a chimp? Don't forget to use the word 'please' in the request.According to a new study, captive chimpanzees willingly help others obtain an out-of-reach ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female gorillas use sex as a tactic to thwart their rivals


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that female gorillas use sex as a tactic to thwart their rivals.Diane Doran-Sheehy, a primatologist at Stony Brook University in New York, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, chimps too close a deal


August 21st, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Lower-ranking chimpanzees know how to bargain with their superiors to achieve a fairer split of food, concludes a new study.The study, published in Evolution and Human Behavior, suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

What makes chimps four times stronger than humans?


March 31st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Recently a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman - a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humans, as much as four-times stronger, some ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why chimps are 4 times stronger than humans


March 31st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has suggested that chimpanzees are four times stronger than humans because our nervous systems exert more control over our muscles, thus preventing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps use geometric mental map to navigate jungle


March 13th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Chimpanzees maintain a geometric mental map of their home range, moving from point to point in nearly straight lines, suggests new research."The kind of striking thing when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Apes can’t recognise own faces in mirror


February 26th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Unlike chimpanzees, orang-utans and gorillas, apes do not recognise their own face in a mirror, a new study has found.According to scientists, the lack of self-recognition in gibbons ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps too form social bonds


January 27th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Just like humans, chimpanzees too need a best friend, says a new study, which has found that adult male chimps form enduring social bonds with other males, ... Read more...

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New species of monkey found in remote Amazon already endangered


February 5th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A New Zealand primatologist has found a previously unknown species of uakari monkey in the remote Amazon, which is already endangered.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

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Why female monkeys shout during sex


December 19th, 2007 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec 19 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on monkeys sexual behaviour, by finding that female monkeys may shout during sex to help their male partners climax.A new study by scientists ... Read more...

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