primatology

Cha-cha-chimp? Ape study suggests urge to dance is prehuman

Cha-cha-chimp? Ape study suggests urge to dance is prehuman

Chimpanzees seen clapping, tapping and swaying along to piano rhythms in a music boothAkira stands up and sways about. Pal is big on clapping. Ai is into tapping her foot, while Gon bangs and slaps
Pushy bonobo mothers help sons find sexual partners, scientists find

Pushy bonobo mothers help sons find sexual partners, scientists find

High-ranking mothers lead sons to groups of females and keep guard while they mateTheir mothers are so keen for them to father children that they usher them in front of promising partners, shield them
Sugriva the chimpanzee swipes through photos on Instagram – video

Sugriva the chimpanzee swipes through photos on Instagram – video

This video posted to social media by Kody Antle, the son of the animal trainer Bhagavan 'Doc' Antle, shows Sugriva the chimpanzee browsing through Instagram. Chimps are known to use at least 22 types
What the study of animal emotions shows us about being human

What the study of animal emotions shows us about being human

Primatologist Frans de Waal has spent decades studying animal behavior. It's taught him a lot about the inner lives of humans.
Maybe Piers Morgan should watch gorilla dads in action

Maybe Piers Morgan should watch gorilla dads in action

If TV personality Piers Morgan were a gorilla, he would probably be less successful at procreating than other gorillas, according to new research and leaps…
A new species of great ape: a family member we must urgently fight to save | Jules Howard

A new species of great ape: a family member we must urgently fight to save | Jules Howard

No sooner has the Tapanuli orangutan been discovered than it’s facing extinction. The indifference of humans – the one thriving great ape – is the culpritIf I could be a fly on the wall at any point
New species of orangutan discovered in northern Sumatra

New species of orangutan discovered in northern Sumatra

Scientists identify new species of great ape, Pongo tapanuliensis or Tapanuli orangutan, but fear its survival is already in doubt as habitat under threatA new species of great ape has been