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Baboons understand numbers like humans

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 14:21

Apes and humans not only share traits such as opposable thumbs, expressive faces and social systems, they also have in common the ability to understand numbers, researchers say.

Baboons can count just like humans

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 12:13

A new study with a troop of zoo baboons and lots of peanuts shows that the ability to understand numbers is shared by man and his primate cousins.

Ranking male baboons recover quickly from injuries

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 14:32

Surprisingly, high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males, says a new study.

Monkeys` word recognizing ability points to origins of reading

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 17:26

A study on monkeys has suggested that some of the mental processing involved in reading evolved separately from the specialised language centres that are unique to human brains.

Why alpha-male baboons give subordinates sex treats

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 15:37

A new study has shown that alpha-male chacma baboons allow lower-ranking males to mate with their females as a way to protect the dominant male``s own offspring in their absence.