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Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized

Apes May Be Much Closer To Human Speech Than We Realized

Carolyn Gregoire  08.14.2015
Koko has been called the "world's most intelligent gorilla." The beloved 44-year-old western lowland gorilla uses over 1,000 signs...
This Gorilla Is Really Tired Of Living In A Zoo And Having His Photo Taken

This Gorilla Is Really Tired Of Living In A Zoo And Having His Photo Taken

James Gerken  07.15.2015
Wild gorillas face regular threats like poaching and habitat destruction, but their captive counterparts don't always have it better. This...
Rejected Baby Chimp Travels Hundreds Of Miles To Meet Surrogate Mom

Rejected Baby Chimp Travels Hundreds Of Miles To Meet Surrogate Mom

Dominique Mosbergen  05. 7.2015
A zoo in Baltimore and another in Florida are working together to unite a rejected baby chimpanzee with a surrogate mom. Keeva was born...
Nothing New in the Ape Crack About Michelle Obama

Nothing New in the Ape Crack About Michelle Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson  03.15.2015
Silly, sick, demeaning cracks made by such as the canned Univision host Rodner Figueroa likening First Lady Michelle Obama to a Planet...
Chimps Show Off Amazing Vocal Abilities

Chimps Show Off Amazing Vocal Abilities

Ed Mazza  02.10.2015
Move somewhere new, and it's not long before you pick up some local slang. As it turns out, chimpanzees might be able to do something similar....
Ape's Freaky Calls Sound A Lot Like Human Speech

Ape's Freaky Calls Sound A Lot Like Human Speech

Macrina Cooper-White  01.13.2015
She's not exactly talking, but a female orangutan at the Cologne Zoo in Germany has been making vocalizations that bear an eerie resemblance...
Legal Personhood for Apes

Legal Personhood for Apes

Stephen Wells  12.28.2014
The ruling for Sandra could open the doors for major changes in the treatment of animals in zoos, circuses, theme parks, and research facilities....
The Gibbon Genome and Natural Genetic Engineering in Primate Evolution

The Gibbon Genome and Natural Genetic Engineering in Primate Evolution

James A. Shapiro  09.23.2014
Last week Nature published the draft genome of a Gibbon species (Nomascus leucogenys) in an important article, "Gibbon genome and the fast...

Apes with Machine Guns, the Doom of Mankind

Jordan Hart  07.10.2014
Last week something crazy happened. I saw a poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was so mind-blowing I had to do a double take...
Our Triumphant March towards Humility

Our Triumphant March towards Humility

Boria Sax  04.28.2014
It is odd how triumphalist rhetoric pervades campaigns against anthropocentrism. Every perceived strike against human exceptionalism, for...
Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Bop To The Beat

Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Bop To The Beat

Reuters  02.16.2014
By Irene Klotz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some animals, like humans, can sense and respond to a musical beat, a finding that has...
WATCH: What CAN'T They Do?

WATCH: What CAN'T They Do?

Sarah Barness  12.28.2013
These orangutans are located in the Camp Leakey research facility in Central Borneo, where they are observed by researchers who aim to...
WATCH: Awesome Video Of Ape Rescue Center Puts Gibbons' Plight In Focus

WATCH: Awesome Video Of Ape Rescue Center Puts Gibbons' Plight In Focus

Cate Matthews  12.18.2013
While attending an online video conference in Los Angeles and becoming progressively more bored with the long, empty halls of the conference's...
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