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Chimpanzees are good fathers, devoted to their offspring than thought!

Chimpanzees are good fathers, devoted to their offspring than thought!

The study showed that male chimpanzees spend time with non-mating female chimpanzees that are caring for their offspring.

 Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch

Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch

Something of similar sort has been experimented by researchers when they made a person wear a King Kong suit and recorded a chimp's reaction, with another human actor participating in the act.

Apes may also understand what others are thinking

Apes may also understand what others are thinking

To explore whether apes can also read minds, researchers studied three different species of apes -- chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans -- as they watched two short videos, tracking their gaze using an infrared eye-tracker installed outside these animals' enclosures.

Do chimps believe in God? Mysterious `ritual` captured

Do chimps believe in God? Mysterious `ritual` captured

Experts have stated that there is no reason why they should be doing this, potentially meaning that it is the beginning of ritual behaviour.

US government ends research on all chimpanzees

US government ends research on all chimpanzees

Chimpanzees will no longer be used for US government research and the remaining 50 chimps in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement, health authorities said on Thursday.

Why humans are good with tools but chimps are not

Humans use what's known as a vision for action system. 

Young female chimps smarter than males

Young female chimps smarter than males

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

2 million-years-old fossils reveal what our ancestors` hearing was like

Research into human fossils, dating back to approximately two million years ago, has revealed what our ancestors` hearing was like.

Early humans had hearing abilities similar to chimps: Study

 Early humans who lived around two million years ago had hearing abilities similar to chimpanzees but with some slight differences in the direction of modern humans, new research that looked into ancient human fossils has revealed.

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.

Human-chimp ancestor was similar to modern African apes

 The last common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees had shoulders similar to those of modern African apes, scientists have found.

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.

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.