A group of nine female chimpanzees has retired from being test subjects in lab research and made a 16-hour journey to Project Chimps, a new animal sanctuary in northern Georgia as part of their #RoadtoRetirement journey.
A new study revealed that when given the choice between cooperation and competition, chimpanzees opted for the former five times more frequently.
Researchers recently took a second look at the genome of gorillas to acquire fresh insight on their similarities and differences with us.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health has announced plans to cease all research involving chimpanzees. This follows a phasing-out program initiated in 2013 and the 50 remaining individuals in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement.
An expectant chimpanzee has demonstrated a rarely observed behavior at the Monarto Zoo in Australia – she's adopted the orphaned son of her closest girlfriend who died during childbirth.
Scientists recently took a closer look at early human shoulder blades, comparing them with those of apes. Their discovery sheds light on what our common ancestor looked like and how sophisticated tools shaped our evolution.
Researchers have tallied up a list of horse expressions for various social interactions, and note that the competition isn't looking good for dogs.
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.
It took early humans years to master the art of cooking and realize that fire can make things taste better. And while our close relatives, chimpanzees, won't be making that cognitive leap anytime soon or ever, new research shows that they would make excellent cooks.
When it comes to chimpanzees, it seems that the "new girl" may have the upper hand in former stronger female bonds, new research says.
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.
It's no secret that Chimpanzees aren't in the best shape. With their habitats shrinking across the globe, wild populations of chimps total to only about 250,000, earning them an endangered status according to the IUCN Red List. Now new research has found evidence that parasites delivered by humans could be keeping these great apes down despite recovery efforts.
This past week proved to be an instrumental one for the protection of chimpanzees after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a new rule extending "endangered species" protections to chimpanzees that are also held in captivity.