Posts Tagged ‘Chimpanzees’

Extinction threatens 60% of world’s primates

Sixty percent of the world’s primates face extinction. “We are at a turning point where we must take action or lose many species during the next 50 years.”

Animal minds: Chimps fish for algae with sticks

From ScienceDaily: Chimpanzees often use tools to extract or consume food but which tools they choose for which purpose can differ depending on where they live. In 2010, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, initiated the ‘Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee’ to characterize and understand the differences in […]

How do Bonobos and Chimpanzees Talk to Each Other?

Chimpanzees and bonobos gesture to each other, much as we humans do. Kirsty Graham tells me a bit more about what these gestures can tell us about the evolution of our own language. 

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Chimpanzees and bonobos interbreed… but so?

From ScienceDaily: For the first time, scientists have revealed ancient gene mixing between chimpanzees and bonobos, humankind’s closest relatives, showing parallels with Neanderthal mixing in human ancestry. The study showed that one percent of chimpanzee genomes are derived from bonobos. Only one percent? Keep the file open. Paper. (public access) – Marc de Manuel et […]

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