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20

Nov

Why do monkeys and apes have such colorful faces?Facial complexity appeared to depend on the size of the monkeys’ social group, and those with larger groups had more diverse faces.

Why do monkeys and apes have such colorful faces?
Facial complexity appeared to depend on the size of the monkeys’ social group, and those with larger groups had more diverse faces.

07

Aug

Strange ancient ape walked on all foursThis curiosity of an ape went extinct after large saber-toothed cats and other predators managed to get into its habitat via a land bridge.

Strange ancient ape walked on all fours
This curiosity of an ape went extinct after large saber-toothed cats and other predators managed to get into its habitat via a land bridge.

01

Aug

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.7 primates with expressive faces

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.
7 primates with expressive faces

20

Nov

Apes have midlife crises, tooThe findings imply that some biological factors common among humans and apes, such as physical traits and hormone levels influence happiness as we age.

Apes have midlife crises, too
The findings imply that some biological factors common among humans and apes, such as physical traits and hormone levels influence happiness as we age.

29

Sep

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. These are “critically important for coordinating social interaction, facilitating group cohesion and maintaining individual social relationships,” according to researchers at Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center.Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. These are “critically important for coordinating social interaction, facilitating group cohesion and maintaining individual social relationships,” according to researchers at Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.

23

Aug

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.7 primates with expressive faces

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.
7 primates with expressive faces

09

Apr

Going ape for apps: Young orangutan plays with iPadZookeepers at the Milwaukee County Zoo have been using iPads as enrichment tools for nearly a year now.

Going ape for apps: Young orangutan plays with iPad
Zookeepers at the Milwaukee County Zoo have been using iPads as enrichment tools for nearly a year now.

20

Feb

Woody Harrelson urges support for ‘Ape Act’The actor once again teams with PETA to appeal for passage of legislation that would permanently end the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments.

Woody Harrelson urges support for ‘Ape Act’
The actor once again teams with PETA to appeal for passage of legislation that would permanently end the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments.

04

Feb

The bonobo is a close cousin to the chimpanzee, another famously intelligent animal. Extremely endangered, the bonobo is found only in central Africa. Like other great apes, bonobos have been taught to use sign language and symbols.9 of the smartest animals on Earth

The bonobo is a close cousin to the chimpanzee, another famously intelligent animal. Extremely endangered, the bonobo is found only in central Africa. Like other great apes, bonobos have been taught to use sign language and symbols.
9 of the smartest animals on Earth

04

Aug

Gorilla Fund’s Clare Richardson on ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’President of the organization chats about the messages in the film - and how she hopes humans come to value their great ape cousins.

Gorilla Fund’s Clare Richardson on ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’
President of the organization chats about the messages in the film - and how she hopes humans come to value their great ape cousins.