Two bachelor silverback gorillas, now endangered debuted in Zoo Miami for a breeding program. The plan is to find them female silverback gorillas to help procreate.
Size matters, if this new study is anything to go by. At least it does in the animal world as scientists discovered that female gorillas preferred mating partners that had larger bony head crests.
Over half of the non-human primate species are facing extinction in the next 50 years, and humans are to blame.
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.
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Sunday at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii that the world's largest great ape, the Grauer's gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri), is now considered as "Critically Endangered" on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
At an average, the same-sex copulation last for about 85 seconds. Scientists reveal that the female wild primates turn to each other when male gorillas reject them for sexual stimulation.
Human beings are not only the casualties of war in the long drawn-out civil war in Congo. The unrest has also adversely impacted the population of the world's largest ape, the Grauer's gorilla, pushing them to the brink of distinction.
Researchers recently took a second look at the genome of gorillas to acquire fresh insight on their similarities and differences with us.
Male wild gorillas appear to "hum" or "sing" while eating their favorite food. Since these calls are too quiet to be a sort of "diner bell," researchers suggest they are used to coordinate group feeding activities. In other words, if the food is tasty, males signal to women and younger group members to join in on the good eats.
Newly discovered fossils suggest human lineages diverged from gorilla ancestors two million years earlier than previously thought. After dating the remains, researchers say they indicate that apes, and therefore humans, originated in Africa, not Eurasia.
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.
It's no secret that compared to other animals, great apes are leaps and bounds ahead in terms of language development. The complex and varied call dialects chimpanzees exhibit, alongside the impressive sign language abilities of gorillas has shown us as much. But how close are they to developing a verbal language like ours? A new study of Koko the gorilla has found that great apes are closer than ever imagined.
Mountain gorillas are currently suffering from a serious inbreeding problem, and while scientists everywhere worry that this will lead them down the path to extinction, one new genetic study says that it might in fact be their salvation.
You might just be hearing about it, as news outlets across the globe are hastily picking up a stunning story about a drunk gorilla who sucker-punched a nature photographer right in the noggin during a visit to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. There's just one problem with this tale. According to experts, the gorilla couldn't have possibly been drunk.
A year into West Africa's Ebola epidemic, the WHO has reported more than 7,500 deaths and nearly 20,000 confirmed cases among humans. And while it's understandable why the media has focused on these tragic numbers, some researchers are saying that we're missing something equally tragic: nearly a third of the world's gorillas and chimpanzees have died from Ebola since the 1990s.