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Why Conservatives Are Less Evolved Than Gorillas

Cate Montana | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Cate Montana

Animals don't have to be told that part of the responsibility of being a dog or a whale is taking care of members of their family. So -- what is standing in the way of human compassion?

Monkey Business Around the World: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Monkeys are the most widely scattered primates around the world after humans, and they never cease to delight with their antics - as opposed to humans.

This Baboon Has No Golf Etiquette

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 12.05.2014 | Sports

Anyone who thinks nothing wild ever happens in golf needs to think again. Luke Donald was setting up a shot at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South...

The 'Human' Quality We Share With Baboons

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.06.2014 | Science

As humankind has evolved, we've built cities and computers, probed into the far reaches of our galaxy and beyond, cured diseases, and developed thousa...

Snoop Dogg Proves Even Baboons Are More Gangsta Than You

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

He's got his mind on his monkeys and his monkeys on his mind. It's back-to-school season, so Snoop Dogg has returned to teach kids about baboons in...

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Mystery Of 'Nutcracker Man' May Have Been Solved

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A strong-jawed extinct relative of humans called "Nutcracker Man" might have lived up to its name by munching on tiger nuts — that is, grass bulbs k...

Tiger And Dog Monkey Around With New Friend

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy

When 8-month-old baboon, Rosa-Lee met Mimi the tiger cub and Bullet the dog, magic happened. When the trio isn't discussing the benefits of having two...

LOOK: Baboon Ambushes Woman, Steals Her Veggies

Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

Cape Town residents have to watch out for bandits that are savage, quick and furry. One grocery shopper in the South African city learned that firs...

Zoologists Baffled By Traumatized Baboons At Dutch Zoo

Agence France Presse | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

Zoologists are baffled by the strange behaviour of a troop of baboons at a Dutch zoo which have become inexplicably withdrawn, apparently fearful of a...

Twelve Days in Heaven (aka Botswana), Part 2 -- Vumbura Plains Camp [PHOTOS]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

2013-05-14-SusanyPortnoytravel32.jpg I spent 12 magical days in Botswana exploring four camps -- Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo -- in various regions of the Okavango Delta. Each had its own personality and exciting wildlife adventure. I started my trip at Chitabe Camp, and now... Vumbura Plains

WATCH: Baboons Ransack Home In South Africa

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green

The baboons are at it again. In a video posted on Youtube Monday, a troop of baboons appears to invade a house in South Africa and ransack the plac...

Baboon Study Links Specific 'Personality' To Health, Longevity

Posted 10.02.2012 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 10/02/2012 10:53 AM EDT on LiveScience Like humans, baboons with good friends often enjoy better health and lo...

Do Wild Baboons Kidnap Puppies... and Keep Them As Pets?

Hal Herzog | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Hal Herzog

Largely because of Facebook, the baboon-dog YouTube video has gone viral. I was certainly haunted by it, particularly because it undercuts my contention that only humans keep pets.

LOOK: No, These Are Not Baboons

Posted 06.29.2012 | Green

Orchid see, orchid do. That's right. Despite their uncanny resemblance to some baboons, these are actually two distinct types of orchids: Dracula s...

Baboon Woman: The Story of a Gentle Powerhouse

Maggie Sergio | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Maggie Sergio

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at3.47.54PM.jpgKarin has dedicated her life to the conservation of primates and has successfully rehabilitated and released 35 monkeys, and is currently caring for 6 orphaned baby baboons.

Searching For Lions In Botswana

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I grab my flashlight and shoot the beam towards the coals of the fire. Two dog-like mottled shapes. Four electrified eyes.

Baboons Make Joy From A Puddle

Eliza Deacon | Posted 05.27.2012 | Travel
Eliza Deacon

The so-called "green season" in Africa is often considered a slow time in terms of wildlife, but we've always found that at it throws some surprising moments into the mix.

Exploring The Pearl Of Africa (VIDEO)

Matt Brass | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel
Matt Brass

When I go to Uganda I am fortunate enough not to travel as a tourist...