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The Aging Eyes of Bonobos

Humans aren’t the only ones that suffer from farsightedness. As bonobos get older, their eyesight goes as well.

The Aging Eyes of Bonobos

Humans aren’t the only ones that suffer from farsightedness. As bonobos get older, their eyesight goes as well.

ScienceTake: Do They Make Reading Glasses for Older Bonobos?

Bonobos get farsighted as they age, just as humans do. But the bonobos are trying to get at the lice in each other’s hair, not read the fine print.
For Monkeys, Lower Status Affects Immune System

For Monkeys, Lower Status Affects Immune System

Two adult female rhesus macaques. A new study investigated the role of social status on health in the primates.
Matter: Monkeys Could Talk, but They Don’t Have the Brains for It

Matter: Monkeys Could Talk, but They Don’t Have the Brains for It

A Celebes crested macaque at the Tangkoko reserve in Indonesia. Researchers reported that monkeys have a vocal tract capable of human speech, but can’t talk because they lack the right wiring in their
Matter: Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find

Matter: Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find

Clockwise from top left: a juvenile gorilla, Hainan gibbon; golden lion tamarin; Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, gorilla and 4-month old baby and adult gorilla. Center left, a black-and-white ruffed lemur;

Selfie Lessons From a Chimp (She Stole Our Camera)

While reporting at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya, a chimp stole Sam Wolson’s 360 camera. What resulted: possibly the world’s best 360 video recorded by a chimp.
Salat Island Journal: A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists

Salat Island Journal: A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists

Orangutans that had lived at a rescue shelter were recently set free on Salat Island in Indonesia.

Waking Up on an Orangutan Island

A palm oil company known for turning orangutan habitat into plantation land has helped the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation purchase an island for this critically endangered species.
Trilobites: Nearly a Decade Nursing? Study Pierces Orangutans’ Mother-Child Bond

Trilobites: Nearly a Decade Nursing? Study Pierces Orangutans’ Mother-Child Bond

A wild orangutan with her 11-month-old infant in Borneo. Orangutans sometimes nurse into their ninth year of life, a study found, possibly because of environmental fluctuations in food, with
New York Blood Center Reaches a Deal to Help Care for Research Chimps

New York Blood Center Reaches a Deal to Help Care for Research Chimps

Chimpanzees once used in Blood Center research at their sanctuary in Liberia.
Matter: Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Matter: Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

An almost complete adult mandible discovered at the Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco.
Matter: Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Matter: Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

An almost complete adult mandible discovered at the Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco.
Where They Weigh Scorpions

Where They Weigh Scorpions

A Humboldt penguin named Heathcliff stepping on the scale. Weight: 4.25 kilograms, a little over nine pounds.
Where They Weigh Scorpions

Where They Weigh Scorpions

A Humboldt penguin named Heathcliff stepping on the scale. Weight: 4.25 kilograms, a little over nine pounds.
Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling

Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling

A selfie taken in 2011 by Naruto, a monkey in Indonesia.
Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling

Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling

A selfie taken in 2011 by Naruto, a monkey in Indonesia.