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Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Bonobos more closely linked to humans than chimps: Study

Scientists believe that modern human and common chimpanzee/bonobo lineages split about eight million years ago with the two great ape species splitting about two million years ago.

Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans, says study

Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans, says study

Do you know that wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans? 

Chimp mother filmed cleaning dead son's teeth for first time – Watch emotional video

Chimp mother filmed cleaning dead son's teeth for first time – Watch emotional video

Researchers, including those from University of St Andrews in the UK, filmed a female chimpanzee sitting down near the dead body of a young male, selecting a firm stem of grass, and intently removing debris from his teeth – hinting that animals, like humans, too have mortuary practices.

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

The vaccine is given orally, the developers said, which means it could be disguised in food and left out for the animals to eat – easier and less traumatic than darting.

Decoded: How humans got their foot structures to walk upright

Decoded: How humans got their foot structures to walk upright

A new study has revealed that human feet are more mobile than those of chimpanzees.

Chimpanzees are good fathers, devoted to their offspring than thought!

Chimpanzees are good fathers, devoted to their offspring than thought!

The study showed that male chimpanzees spend time with non-mating female chimpanzees that are caring for their offspring.

 Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch

Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch

Something of similar sort has been experimented by researchers when they made a person wear a King Kong suit and recorded a chimp's reaction, with another human actor participating in the act.

Apes may also understand what others are thinking

Apes may also understand what others are thinking

To explore whether apes can also read minds, researchers studied three different species of apes -- chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans -- as they watched two short videos, tracking their gaze using an infrared eye-tracker installed outside these animals' enclosures.

Do chimps believe in God? Mysterious `ritual` captured

Do chimps believe in God? Mysterious `ritual` captured

Experts have stated that there is no reason why they should be doing this, potentially meaning that it is the beginning of ritual behaviour.

US government ends research on all chimpanzees

US government ends research on all chimpanzees

Chimpanzees will no longer be used for US government research and the remaining 50 chimps in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement, health authorities said on Thursday.

Why humans are good with tools but chimps are not

Humans use what's known as a vision for action system. 

Young female chimps smarter than males

Young female chimps smarter than males

Researchers found that male chimpanzees showed higher object manipulation rates than females.

2 million-years-old fossils reveal what our ancestors` hearing was like

Research into human fossils, dating back to approximately two million years ago, has revealed what our ancestors` hearing was like.

Early humans had hearing abilities similar to chimps: Study

 Early humans who lived around two million years ago had hearing abilities similar to chimpanzees but with some slight differences in the direction of modern humans, new research that looked into ancient human fossils has revealed.

Chimps, like humans, remember movie scenes

Chimps, like humans, remember movie scenes

Humans may not be unique in their ability to remember sequence of events in films, according to a new study that found chimps and bonobos can recall movie scenes and anticipate what takes place next.

Human-chimp ancestor was similar to modern African apes

 The last common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees had shoulders similar to those of modern African apes, scientists have found.