Finding a brain network in monkeys dedicated to social interaction, scientists may be on the way to learning more about the origins of human social cognition.
Scientists make a breakthrough in figuring out a key piece in the human ancestry.
The young girl, unable to speak or behave like a regular human, gets assimilated back into the human world.
A man who got lost in the Amazon forest for nine days claims he survive with the help from wild monkeys.
The Takagoyama Nature Zoo in Chiba prefecture, Japan, has culled 57 snow monkeys under their care after discovering that they are carrying the genes of an "invasive alien species."
The monkeys pass the mirror self-recognition test, with one small caveat: they have to be trained to do so.
Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees have an interesting ability to recognize not only faces but also each other's butts. The talents and abilities of many primate species have been measured by how well they are able to perform human skills. However, this new finding is a skill that not many humans can and will do. Though face recognition has been recorded, tested, and studied in animals for a very long time, this is one of the first major breakthroughs about it.
A new research from the University of Vienna has revealed that the vocal tract of non-human primates such as monkeys and apes are designed for talking but their brains are not wired for it.
A team of scientists working with monkeys has created a wireless brain implant that could help paralyzed monkeys walk again.
This new technology helps paralyzed monkeys to get up on their feet and walk.
A recent investigation from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has revealed the widespread violation of animal rights in traveling circuses and roadside zoos in Suzhou, China. Monkeys, bear cubs and big cats are exposed to physical and mental violence just to perform tricks for entertainment.
An orangutan named Rocky has developed the ability to copy human speech, creating vocal-sounding calls and controlling his voice in a "conversational" context.
For the first time outside Asia and Africa, archaeologists have discovered that the capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stone tools, such as hammers and anvils, for 700 years.
Fossils of Lemur-like extinct primates found in China shed some light in the diversification process of primate evolution in Asia and Africa.