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24

Sep

Chimps raised as pets suffer long-term social effectsA study finds that chimpanzees raised as pets or performers exhibit behavioral and social deficiencies, even after years of living among other chimps.

Chimps raised as pets suffer long-term social effects
A study finds that chimpanzees raised as pets or performers exhibit behavioral and social deficiencies, even after years of living among other chimps.

15

Jul

When chimpanzees leave research labs, they often find a home at Chimp HavenHundreds of chimps once involved in medical testing now live at a 200-acre sanctuary, experiencing the outdoors for the first time.

When chimpanzees leave research labs, they often find a home at Chimp Haven
Hundreds of chimps once involved in medical testing now live at a 200-acre sanctuary, experiencing the outdoors for the first time.

11

Jul

Why some chimpanzees are smarter than othersIs it nature? Is it nurture? Scientists think intelligence in chimps may mostly be nature, and it may help gain insight into human intelligence as well.

Why some chimpanzees are smarter than others
Is it nature? Is it nurture? Scientists think intelligence in chimps may mostly be nature, and it may help gain insight into human intelligence as well.

11

Jun

Captive chimps may get endangered status in U.S.The proposed rule would have implications for privately held chimpanzees and those used in animal testing.

Captive chimps may get endangered status in U.S.
The proposed rule would have implications for privately held chimpanzees and those used in animal testing.

31

May


 Apes have temper tantrums, too  



Like humans, chimps and bonobos exhibit emotional reactions to unwanted outcomes.
Like humans, chimps and bonobos exhibit emotional reactions to unwanted outcomes.

18

Feb


 When it comes to short-term memory, chimps are smarter than humans  



An amazing working memory likely helps the animals navigate the branches of huge trees to feed.
An amazing working memory likely helps the animals navigate the branches of huge trees to feed.

24

Jan


 CareerBuilder: No chimpanzee commercials during this year’s Super Bowl 



The company won’t be running its popular commercials, which animal-rights group say are damaging to chimpanzee conservation efforts.
The company won’t be running its popular commercials, which animal-rights group say are damaging to chimpanzee conservation efforts.

20

Apr

In a Q&A with MNN, the famed animal researcher talks about her latest efforts to battle the biggest threats to the species.

In a Q&A with MNN, the famed animal researcher talks about her latest efforts to battle the biggest threats to the species.

21

Mar

Mama chimps teach kids to communicate with humansUntil now, social learning of communication signals was considered unique to human language.

Mama chimps teach kids to communicate with humans
Until now, social learning of communication signals was considered unique to human language.

21

Feb

Earth’s last Eden: Haven for chimps, gorillas expandsThe Congo region is home to chimpanzees that are so isolated from human contact that they routinely approach researchers without fear.

Earth’s last Eden: Haven for chimps, gorillas expands
The Congo region is home to chimpanzees that are so isolated from human contact that they routinely approach researchers without fear.