New footage shows a mother chimpanzee caring for her dead son in a very human way.
The group of young chimpanzees conspired to attack Foudouku. They abused and cannibalized his body for nearly four hours.
It's official! The chimpanzee is a fully protected species in the United States regardless of whether it is a captive or wild animal. And that's good news for humanity's closest primate relative, as it means that all chimps in US labs will be 'retiring' from the exhausting (and arguably maddening) world of research.
Many humans are known for going on drunken binges, but wild chimpanzees may also be alcoholics, according to new research, which found the animals going out of their way to get drunk on palm wine in West Africa.
We've been told since we were in grade school (probably before) to "look both ways before crossing the street." However, it probably took a while before we remembered to do this. Chimpanzees, it seems, don't need to be reminded, as these wild animals have been observed taking the appropriate precautions all on their own when crossing many of Africa's new roadways.
It sounds like something straight out of Planet of the Apes, and could turn a great deal of what experts thought they knew about chimps on its head: chimps are using tools - like tiny spears - to hunt prey, and it's females who are often bearing these weapons of choice.
Charla Nash, a woman who was viciously mauled by a friend's chimpanzee in 2009, appeared in Washington, D.C. on Thursday asking Congress for stricter laws that would prevent people from keeping primates as pets.
Chimpanzees appear to be better at competitive strategizing than human beings, researchers report.
A new study finds that chimpanzees love playing with brainteasers, irrespective of whether they get a reward or not.