This discovery provides clues to the evolution of human speech and suggests that our fundamental language started to evolve as early as 25 million years ago.
A study conducted by researchers at the Duke University, Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame, reveals that baboons who suffer from stress at an early age, such as those brought by drought or the loss of mother, would grow to live shorter lives.
It looks like after years of co-existing, the relationship between men and baboons are about to hit a halt in Cape Town, South Africa.
Wild animals living within the Ruaha National Park, located in Central Tanzania, routinely dig watering holes to beat the heat during the dry season.
When wild baboons decide to live in smaller social groups they are less stressed. This also reduces the amount of competition for the same forest resources.
Using fossilized teeth, researchers found that humans adapted a grass-based diet 400,000 years earlier than previously thought. This sheds light on how habitat change shaped human evolution.
As it turns out, not every primate will accept a perpetual game of "follow the leader." A new study has found that baboons will often make their decisions democratically, valuing other aspects of their social hierarchy beyond simply obeying the alpha male.
It seems that even baboons form their own cliques, but new research shows that this can limit learning among the group.
The big red bottom of female baboons has always been an iconic image for the species. However, even if they knew the lyrics, no male baboon would ever be caught enthusiastically singing "Baby Got Back." New research has revealed that baboons don't actually care what sized backside "baby" has at all - a huge surprise for animal behaviorists everywhere.
A new study shows that female baboons with male friends live longer - two to three years longer, to be exact.
Even for primates, the day a mother gives birth to her child should be a happy day - except new research reveals that baboon moms' health is at stake while carrying their offspring and even after their birth.