Chimps

Even chimps can use tools flawlessly

Even chimps can use tools flawlessly

Researchers have looked for the spontaneous re-occurrence of a tool-use behaviour practiced in wild chimpanzees where sticks are used to scoop algae from the top of water surfaces.

Sep 30, 2017, 13:24 PM IST
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.

Mar 20, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
Truth unfurled! Female chimps don't fight for rank as males

Truth unfurled! Female chimps don't fight for rank as males

While male chimpanzees actively challenge their superiors to win higher rank, females accept their position in the social pecking order, waiting until more senior group members die before moving up the ladder, new research has found.

Oct 16, 2016, 08:55 AM IST