Over half of the non-human primate species are facing extinction in the next 50 years, and humans are to blame.
A new fossil species suggests that great apes, including humans, evolved differently from smaller "lesser" apes than researchers previously surmised.
If you were to hear the "hoo hoos" of gibbons chattering and calling away in the wild or even zoos, do you think you could translate it? Probably not, but a team of researchers think they are very close to decoding the secrets of gibbon 'talk,' taking them a step closer to understanding language development in primates.
Experts have recently completed sequencing and analyzing the genome of the gibbon, a rare kind of primate with a unique chromosomal rearrangement, allowing for rapid evolution and surprising variety.