Chimps eat clay to make diet mineral rich
Chimps eat clay to make diet mineral rich

 The chimpanzees in Uganda's Budongo forest have a new healthy recipe in hand. They have started to boost the minerals in their diet by eating clay which also helps them 'detox' and digest their food, says a new study.

'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.

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.

Chimps use facial expressions to communicate
Chimps use facial expressions to communicate

Chimpanzees are able to use facial expressions and vocalisations flexibly, notably during physical contact play, says a new study.

Chimpanzees use leafy cups to guzzle alcohol with chums

Scientists have found that chimpanzees enjoy getting drunk in groups onfermented palm tree sap using leafy cups.

Like humans, chimps may know when they're 'spot on'
Like humans, chimps may know when they're 'spot on'

 A new study has suggested that chimpanzees are capable of metacognition or thinking about one's own thinking and can adjust their behavior accordingly.

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.

Blame chimps for your persistent back pain
Blame chimps for your persistent back pain

Persistent lower back pain could be the result of bones in your spine that share similarities in shape to non-human primates like chimpanzees and orangutans.

Chimpanzees capable of planning routes in computer mazes
Chimpanzees capable of planning routes in computer mazes

As per a new study, chimpanzees are capable of some degree of planning for the future, in a manner similar to human children, while some species of monkeys struggle with this task.

Human diseases put endangered chimps at risk
Human diseases put endangered chimps at risk

Human activities might be exposing endangered chimpanzees to infectious diseases which may be contributing to their decline, says a study.

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.

Chimps can change grunts to match local norms
Chimps can change grunts to match local norms

Just as humans can learn the local language after migrating to a new place, chimpanzees too can change their grunts over time to make them sound more like those of new peers, new research says.

Offspring of dominant chimp mothers win more fights
Offspring of dominant chimp mothers win more fights

Like human beings, a dominant mom helps young chimpanzees win playground fights, shows a new study.

Decoded: How human colour vision evolved

Who got the colour vision first, humans or chimpanzees? According to biologists from Georgia-based Emory University, humans actually got the ability to see colours from gorillas and chimpanzees in the evolution process.

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.

Tooth enamel fast-track found in humans

 Researchers in Britain have found a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies.

Aggressive male chimpanzees more likely to be fathers: Study
Aggressive male chimpanzees more likely to be fathers: Study

 Aggressive male chimpanzees who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims, a new study has said.

Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study
Apes have more diversified gut bacteria than us: Study

The microbes living in people's guts play a very important role in keeping us healthy, but the ones existing in our body today are a lot less diverse than the ones present within the humans' closest relatives, the African apes, says a research.

Chimpanzees plan their breakfast time
Chimpanzees plan their breakfast time

Wild chimpanzees flexibly plan when and where they will have breakfast after weighing multiple factors, such as the time of day and the type of food to be eaten, research shows.

Chimps have favourite 'tool set' for hunting army ants
Chimps have favourite 'tool set' for hunting army ants

Chimpanzees search for the right tools from a key plant species when preparing to 'ant dip' - a technique that enables them to feast on army ants without getting bitten, a new study has found.