Monkeys far smarter than thought
Monkeys far smarter than thought

Researchers have uncovered a sophisticated primate language of monkeys which even has local dialects and found that they can form basic 'sentences' to communicate.

Monkey calls are more sophisticated than commonly believed
Monkey calls are more sophisticated than commonly believed

A new linguistic research has revealed that the same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators.

Haryana: Indian wedding with a difference

A unique wedding in the Bhiwani district of Haryana saw monkeys, dogs and cows feasting.

Unlike humans, monkeys don't assume higher price tag means better quality
Unlike humans, monkeys don't assume higher price tag means better quality

A new study has revealed that unlike humans, monkeys aren't fooled by expensive brands, meaning that they don't buy the premise that higher price tag means better quality.

Himachal wants monkeys off its back
Himachal wants monkeys off its back

With the exploding monkey population in Himachal Pradesh posing a major challenge to its human population, it is being now debated whether to allow their select culling or translocation and, if nothing works out, exporting them out of the state.

Monkey menace: President to use golf cart in Vrindavan

To ward off monkeys, authorities have decided to use golf cart for President Pranab Mukherjee during his visit to a temple in Vrindavan on Sunday.

Ahead of Prez's visit, Vrindavan authorities grapple to deal with monkey menace

To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists.

Himachal HC concerned over monkey menace
Himachal HC concerned over monkey menace

Expressing concern over the death of a woman in Shimla last week owing to the monkey menace, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday vent its anguish over the lack of action to contain the problem.

Don't play with monkeys, baboons: Goa's Ebola advisory

The Goa health authorities have advised people "not to play with monkeys and baboons" for fear of contracting the Ebola virus.

Brazilian nature reserve saves endangered monkey from extinction

An environmental reserve in Brazil that four decades ago began gathering the surviving Golden Lion Tamarins has prevented the extinction of one of the most endangered species of primates in the world.

Experimental vaccine provides 'long-term' immunity against Ebola in monkeys

 A new study has revealed that experimental vaccines have shown to provide "long-term" immunity against Ebola virus in monkeys , the raising a prospect of successful human trials.

Monkeys believe in `winning streaks`

Do monkeys, like humans, have hot-hand fallacy? Yes, reveals a new study.

Did humans swap brains for brawn?

Why humans are far more intelligent than their closest living relatives like monkeys and apes may be because our ancestors swapped brains for brawn, a study has suggested.

Chinese Army`s `new secret weapon`: A battalion of monkeys!

The Air Force of the People`s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has trained a group of macaques to help protect an air base close to Beijing.

Scientists teach monkeys to do math

Researchers have taught three rhesus monkeys to do simple addition using the numbers 1 through 25, a feat which provides the best evidence yet that the primates can perform basic arithmetic.

Monkeys can locate objects without more than a sideways glance

A new research has claimed that monkeys, like humans, are able to ascertain where objects are located without much more than a sideways glance.

Monkeys use brain to move 2 virtual arms

Monkeys were able to control the movement of both arms on an avatar using just their brain activity, a new study has suggested.

Studies in monkeys may be next step in search for HIV cure

A powerful infusion of HIV-fighting antibodies beat back a potent form of the virus in monkeys and kept it at bay for weeks, U.S. government scientists and a team led by Harvard University found, offering a potential next step in the battle against human HIV.

Brain has specific radar for snakes: Study

Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans, and scientists said Thursday they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning for slithery danger.

Rs 6 crore spent on feeding monkeys in sanctuary by Delhi govt

Delhi Government`s forest department has spent a whopping Rs six crore in feeding over 16,000 monkeys at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in South Delhi in the last six years.