Young female chimps smarter than males

Young female chimps smarter than males

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

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.

Chimps adapt to human-dominated habitats faster

Chimps adapt to human-dominated habitats faster

Looking at the chimpanzee population in Uganda, researchers have found that our primate cousins can survive even in human-dominated habitats and not just in national parks and other protected areas, a new study says.

'Bystander effect' seen in chimps too

Chimps, like humans, can detect what is right and wrong but will only react if someone is trying to harm a member of their own group, finds a significant study.

Pigs as smart as chimps!

Pigs as smart as chimps!

 Scientists have found that pigs have excellent long-term memory and can solve problems just as good as chimpanzees.

Chimps declared 'endangered' in US

Chimps declared 'endangered' in US

A US conservation agency has declared all chimpanzees, both wild and captive, endangered, a move that will curb the use of these animals in biomedical research, entertainment and the pet trade, media reported on Saturday.

Lowly female chimps better social networkers

Female chimpanzees who rank low in terms of reproductive success seek out other girl pals with similar status, finds a new study on social relationships among apes.

Chimpanzees too are influenced by marketing spin's positive-negative framing

Chimpanzees too are influenced by marketing spin's positive-negative framing

A new research has revealed that humans aren't the only species to be influenced by marketing spin, closest primate relatives, like apes and chimpanzees, are susceptible, too.

Boy moms 25 percent more 'social' than daughter moms among chimps

Boy moms 25 percent more 'social' than daughter moms among chimps

 A new study has revealed that mothers of sons are about 25 percent more outgoing than mothers of daughters among chimpanzees.

Chimps plan for a good early breakfast

Chimps plan for a good early breakfast

Chimpanzees plan ahead, and sometimes take dangerous risks, to get a good breakfast, scientists say.

Gibbon take: DNA study reveals king of the swingers

Gibbon take: DNA study reveals king of the swingers

Scientists Wednesday said they have unravelled the genetic code of the gibbon, shedding light on one of the most enigmatic members of the ape family.

Genes, not environment, make some chimps smarter

Just like humans, some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next, says a study.

No pop please: Chimps like Indian music

Chimpanzees prefer silence to music from the West, but like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, says a study.

Chimps prefer African, Indian tunes over strong beats of Western music

Researchers have claimed that chimpanzees prefer listening to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India over strong beats of Western music.

Chimps outsmart kids at computer games

A new study has revealed that chimpanzees are better at computer games than children.

Lost in the wild? Chimps can show you the way

If you ever get lost in a rain forest, don`t fret. Just use your gestures to ask a chimp in the jungle, and it may help you find food or even your way home, a study suggests.

Chimps use gestures to communicate during food hunting

Researchers have claimed that chimpanzees are capable of using gestures to communicate as they pursue specific goals, like finding a hidden piece of food.

Chimps use long-term memory to forage for food

A team of scientists have determined that chimpanzees use long-term memory for remembering the size and location of fruit trees and feeding experiences from previous seasons using a memory window that can be from two months to three years ago.

Chimps` `memory better than humans`

A study by a Japanese researcher has revealed that Chimpanzees are brainier that humans.

Geniuses exist among non-humans too

A series of tests examining intelligence in chimps have found that some apes are much smarter than others.