Monkeys

In company of monkeys: 2-year-old in Karnataka and his special bond with langurs

In company of monkeys: 2-year-old in Karnataka and his special bond with langurs

Two-year-old Samarth Bangari from Allapur village in Dharwad district in the northern part of Karnataka has been attracting visitors from across the state for a special bond that he shares with monkeys.

Dec 24, 2017, 12:57 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh elections: BJP, Congress' poll promise - Relief from monkey menace

Himachal Pradesh elections: BJP, Congress' poll promise - Relief from monkey menace

Harassed by troops of monkeys which frequently attack passers-by and destroy crops, residents of Himachal Pradesh are being promised relief from the simian menace by both the BJP and the Congress if voted to power in the upcoming elections.

Nov 04, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
Delhi monkeys may be sterilised, get unique IDs

Delhi monkeys may be sterilised, get unique IDs

Wildlife SOS said, it is now awaiting a nod from the Delhi High Court to which it had submitted a proposal on tackling the growing population of rhesus macaques. 
 

Sep 28, 2017, 20:18 PM IST
Human stem cells might combat Parkinson's disease in monkeys

Human stem cells might combat Parkinson's disease in monkeys

Parkinson's disease leads to degeneration of a specific type of cells in the brain known as dopaminergic (DA) neurons. It has been reported that when the symptoms are first detected, a patient will have already lost more than half of his or her DA neurons. 

Sep 01, 2017, 10:55 AM IST
This new vaccine strategy may prevent HIV infection in monkeys!

This new vaccine strategy may prevent HIV infection in monkeys!

A team of researchers have come up with a new revolutionary vaccine strategy that can prevent HIV infection and the development of AIDS in monkeys.

May 18, 2017, 22:57 PM IST
Strong social ties, large families help monkeys live longer

Strong social ties, large families help monkeys live longer

The findings showed that female rhesus macaques with many close female relatives have better life expectancy and each extra female relative reduced a prime-aged female macaque`s chances of dying in one year by 2.3 per cent.

May 17, 2017, 14:36 PM IST
Monkeys are revered in our country but some people burst crackers on their face: WATCH viral video

Monkeys are revered in our country but some people burst crackers on their face: WATCH viral video

The following video shows how the monkey reacts when firecrackers explodes on his face.  

May 11, 2017, 17:49 PM IST

AAP manifesto promises to tackle stray dog and monkey menace

Delhi will vote on Sunday to elect a new South Delhi, an East Delhi and a North Delhi Municipal Corporation. All three bodies were earlier one single entity: Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:00 PM IST
Vasalgel - Male contraceptive jab prevents pregnancy in monkeys for more than a year

Vasalgel - Male contraceptive jab prevents pregnancy in monkeys for more than a year

The researchers from California National Primate Research Center in the US, said the contraceptive called Vasalgel provided effective birth control in rhesus monkey groups for more than one year.

 

Feb 07, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Climate change poses huge threat to primates

Climate change poses huge threat to primates

Climate change is likely to pose a huge challenge to the survival of the world's primate populations, including monkeys, apes and lemurs, especially in Central America, the Amazon and southeastern Brazil, as well as portions of East and Southeast Asia, says a study.

Aug 12, 2016, 00:15 AM IST
Believe it or not! 'Highly trained monkeys' fixed YouTube when it broke down

Believe it or not! 'Highly trained monkeys' fixed YouTube when it broke down

On Wednesday, millions across the globe woke up to find that Google's insanely popular video site, YouTube was down.

Jun 22, 2016, 18:27 PM IST

Baby monkeys grow faster to avoid infanticide

 Some baby monkeys develop faster than others in the same population, and this is best explained by the threat of infanticide they face from adult males, says a study.

Mar 18, 2016, 15:32 PM IST
Our `noisy` brain won't let practice make perfect

Our `noisy` brain won't let practice make perfect

A team of neuroscientists has discovered that "noise" in our brain causes us to make mistakes, suggesting that practice will never make perfect.

Mar 11, 2016, 15:40 PM IST

Peacock, bison safe from Goa vermin order, not wild boar

India`s national bird, the peacock, and the Great Indian bison may have been dropped from a potential list of vermin animals and birds, but wild boars and monkeys may not be so lucky.

Feb 22, 2016, 14:16 PM IST

Goa minister says peacock cannot be called vermin

Arlekar was speaking to reporters a few days after Goa's Agriculture Minister Ramesh Tawadkar said that the peacock, Great Indian bison, wild boar and certain species of monkeys could be soon declared vermin - or nuisance animals and birds.

Feb 15, 2016, 19:26 PM IST

New species of anthropoid primate found in Libya

The scientits performed the research at the Zallah Oasis, a promising site for unearthing fossils from the Oligocene period, roughly 30 million years ago.

Nov 24, 2015, 13:43 PM IST
Endangered monkeys doing well in China

Endangered monkeys doing well in China

Located in the northwestern mountains in Hubei, Shennongjia boasts rich natural forests and many animal species.

Nov 07, 2015, 18:35 PM IST
Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

 Researchers have found that monkeys which commonly dwell with people in Asia can harbour variants of a type of virus which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhoea in humans.

Nov 06, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

Antiviral compound fully protects monkeys from Ebola

The research team used cell culture and animal models to assess the compound's efficacy against several pathogens, including Ebola virus.

Oct 12, 2015, 14:58 PM IST
Optical illusions fool monkeys too: Study

Optical illusions fool monkeys too: Study

Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way that great apes and humans do, according to a new study.

Sep 29, 2015, 15:00 PM IST