Chimps

This is how chimps died in Uganda

This is how chimps died in Uganda

Rhinovirus C is one of three rhinovirus species, each causing respiratory disease in humans. But rhinovirus C is notably more severe than its relatives, rhinoviruses A and B. 
 

Dec 14, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
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
Unbelievable: Chimps shop like we do!

Unbelievable: Chimps shop like we do!

In a research conducted at Dartmouth College in the US, researchers have arrived at a conclusion that chimps too use their sensory powers to evaluate and choose figs.

Apr 22, 2016, 18:15 PM IST
Young female chimps smarter than males

Young female chimps smarter than males

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

Oct 08, 2015, 17:58 PM IST
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.

Sep 18, 2015, 13:49 PM IST
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.

Aug 25, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

'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.

Jun 26, 2015, 12:55 PM IST
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.

Jun 15, 2015, 15:23 PM IST
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.

Jun 13, 2015, 09:47 AM IST

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.

May 22, 2015, 15:26 PM IST
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.

Feb 12, 2015, 17:07 PM IST
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.

Nov 25, 2014, 14:15 PM IST
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.

Oct 28, 2014, 16:30 PM IST
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.

Sep 10, 2014, 23:56 PM IST

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.

Jul 11, 2014, 19:29 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2014, 10:02 AM IST

Chimps outsmart kids at computer games

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

Mar 13, 2014, 21:14 PM IST