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Brain has specific radar for snakes: Study

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 23:20

Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans, and scientists said Thursday they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning for slithery danger.

Marmoset monkeys engage in polite conversation

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 14:12

Marmoset monkeys are also able to engage each other for up to 30 minutes at a time in vocal turn-taking, a new research ahs suggested.

Rs 6 crore spent on feeding monkeys in sanctuary by Delhi govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 21:23

Delhi Government`s forest department has spent a whopping Rs six crore in feeding over 16,000 monkeys at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in South Delhi in the last six years.

Non-human primates caught whispering!

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 17:57

Scientists have found the first example of whispering among non-human primates in a group of tamarin monkeys in captivity in the Central Park Zoo here.

Scientists find non-human primates whispering

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 21:34

Researchers have observed the first instance of whispering by non-human primates amongst a group of tamarin monkeys in captivity in New York City`s Central Park Zoo.

Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury festival

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 12:59

The Arctic Monkeys closed the Glastonbury Festival`s first night on Friday with a hit-packed headlining set.

Monkeys have reasoning powers like primitive humans

Last Updated: Sunday, June 16, 2013, 16:00

Scientists have suggested that intelligent animals like apes may have some sort of mind reading capability , as they have the ability to intuit each others` intentions.

Baby mandrills doing well at Tata zoo

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 13:43

The two newborn baby mandrills, the largest of all monkeys and easily identified by the blue and red skin on their faces, are doing well at the Tata Steel zoo here.

Oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes uncovered

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:40

Discovery of two fossils from the East African Rift has provided new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study.

Monkeys conform to social norms: Study

Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013, 18:31

The human tendency to adopt the behaviour of others when on their home territory has been found in non-human primates, according to scientists at the University of St Andrews in UK.

Monkeys` lip-smacking sounds resemble human speech

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 14:13

The vocal lip-smacks that gelada monkeys use in friendly encounters have surprising similarities to human speech, a study has revealed.

Monkeys damage crops on 15,596 hectares of Agri land: J&K Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 17:00

Monkeys have been annually damaging various type of crops covering over 15,000 hectares of land in Jammu division of the state.