primates

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors game: Study

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors game: Study

Seven chimpanzees of different ages and sexes living in the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University were part of the experiment.

Aug 11, 2017, 19:23 PM IST
Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study

Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study

Frequent grooming among mandrills, a primate of the Old World monkey family, is undoubtedly a means of eliminating ectoparasites.

Apr 08, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
This is how primates developed larger brains

This is how primates developed larger brains

 Researchers have found that a diet rich in fruits may have been responsible for larger brain size in primates.

Mar 28, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
Inching toward extinction: Only 5000 of the world's largest gorillas left on Earth!

Inching toward extinction: Only 5000 of the world's largest gorillas left on Earth!

Officials at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's global conference in Honolulu confirmed that the majestic species of Eastern Gorillas (Gorilla beringei) now faces the risk of disappearing completely, with just 5,000 left on Earth.

Sep 07, 2016, 19:45 PM IST

Primates didn't start out with large brains

Brain specialisations such as improved vision preceded the development of large brains in primates, our closest cousins, confirms a new study.

Aug 13, 2016, 00:11 AM IST