To understand the barriers endangered species face when trying to traverse their habitat, it helps to think of their environment like an electrical circuit board.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Just like people, chimpanzees seek out and value companionship in increasingly positive ways as they grow older, a new study shows.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
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Understanding why older chimps tend to favor small circles of meaningful, established friendships rather than seek new ones may help scientists gain a better picture of what healthy human aging should look like and what triggers this social change.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research indicates rapid evolution in some great ape Y chromosomes, but not others. The scientists wonder if mating habits are why.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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But with chimps now endangered, we risk losing their forest-rebuilding abilities.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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While grooming each other, chimpanzees move their mouths at a rate similar to human speech. It's another clue in the mystery of speech's evolution.
May 28, 2020 • ~5 min
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Devastated by hunting and logging, the chimps now face threats from coronavirus, says conservationist.
April 29, 2020 • ~3 min
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The gut microbiomes of apes living in captivity resemble those of some people more than they resemble apes living in the wild.
April 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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People can still learn a great deal about these mammals while keeping a safe distance.
April 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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Young male chimpanzees who have their mothers around are more likely to survive later in life, research finds. The same isn't true for chimp daughters.
Feb. 18, 2020 • ~4 min
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