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These Retired Lab Chimps Are Already Loving Their New Home

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.10.2016 | Science

Nine former lab chimpanzees are settling into their new home at a Georgia sanctuary ― with more than 200 others slated to join them. Project Chimps,...

To Ringo With Love - A note from Ol Pejeta

Turk Pipkin | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Turk Pipkin

In July, I had just returned from working in Kenya on The Nobelity Project's education and conservation projects and received some heart-breaking news...

Chimp Abandoned On Island Holds Hands With The Woman Trying To Save Him

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green

Everyone had forgotten about the loneliest chimp on the planet — but that's changing fast....

Chimp Who Spent 18 Years Alone Won't Let Go Of Brand-New Friend

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green

Sometimes the best friends are those who know just what you've been through....

Chimp Abandoned On Island Welcomes Rescuers With Open Arms

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.17.2016 | Good News

This might be the loneliest chimp in the world — and all he wants is a friend....

Man Refuses To Abandon Chimp, Even Though Everyone Else Has

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green

For more than 30 years, Ponso the chimp has been living on a deserted island off the Ivory Coast. He has no source of food or water, and his companion...

Life, Such as It Is, of a Primate in a Research Lab

Ken White | Posted 12.01.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced its plan to end all federal research performed on chimpanzees, effectively retiring these a...

NIH Retires The Last Of Its Research Chimps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Science

Two years after retiring most of its research chimpanzees, the National Institutes of Health has announced that it’s closing the doors on its entire...

According to Science, Chimps Can Cook

Lily Lou | Posted 06.30.2015 | Teen
Lily Lou

Chimps can cook. According to a study from Harvard University, humans' cognitive capacity for cooking is also shared by chimpanzees. This means that chimps and humans both prefer cooked food over raw food (who likes salad?), understand how cooking food works, and can cook for themselves.

Here's What A Chimp Drum Solo Sounds Like

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Science

It's definitely better than Nickelback. A new paper published in Scientific Reports analyzes the rhythmic stylings of a chimp named Barney -- and ...

Water into ...?

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.17.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Chimps Might Actually Have Cooking Skills

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science

Inside every chimp might be a budding chef, just waiting for the right opportunity to show off his culinary skills. While it's long been known that...

WATCH: Cautious Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.18.2015 | Science

Look both ways before you cross the street! That life-saving precaution was drilled into us as children -- and apparently chimpanzees have picked it u...

Chimps Show Off Amazing Vocal Abilities

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

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. May...

YIKES: Game-Playing Chimps Have It All Over Humans

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

There's a lot of bad stuff in the world for sure. But let's all take a minute to consider just how lucky we are that chimps don't look particularly go...

Personality Tests Show Surprising Link Between Chimps, Humans

LiveScience | Elizabeth Palermo | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science

Ever heard of a conscientious chimp? An extroverted ape? New research suggests that chimpanzees, man's closest living relatives, have personality trai...

Chimps On The Loose At Kansas City Zoo

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weird News

UPDATE: Officials tell KSHB that all the chimpanzees are back in their enclosures after their escape this afternoon. Earlier: Chimpanzees broke ...

Dominique Mosbergen

Huge Community Of Chimps Discovered In Remote Congo Forest

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

Across Africa, chimpanzee numbers have been plunging over the last few decades, as habitat loss, the bushmeat trade and diseases such as the Ebola vir...

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

Hormone Quirk May Explain Laid-Back Behavior Of 'Hippie Chimps'

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Bonobos have a reputation among the great apes as "hippie chimps," and new research hints that high levels of a key thyroid hormone may play a role in...

Are Animal Rights 'Human' Rights?

William F. Schulz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
William F. Schulz

There is a vast difference between opposing animal cruelty and elevating animals to the level of claimants of rights. We can support animal welfare without framing that support in terms that have customarily applied only to humans.

From Laboratory to Sanctuary, CHIMP Act Funding Paves the Way

Kathleen M. Conlee | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Kathleen M. Conlee

Chimpanzees have languished in laboratories for decades, sometimes subjected to painful experimentation and often warehoused in barren cages. But now the fate of these remarkable and highly intelligent beings has taken a monumental turn for the better.

Colbert's Brilliant Suggestion For Do-Nothing Congress

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert opened Wednesday's "Colbert Report" with a reminder of the depressing truth: The current congress, which is about to end its 2013 sess...

We'd Like You To Meet The Gentleman Chimpanzee

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

We'd like you to meet Joe Mendi, the gentleman chimpanzee. He was quite the dashing fellow in the 1920s. Joe Mendi, the gentleman chimpanzee, steps...

Rare Chimps & Possible New Fish Species Face Bulldozers in Cameroon

Kat Clark | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Kat Clark

If you think "biodiversity hotspot" sounds like a science class or a commercial for a vacation destination, imagine this instead: The chimps living on land that Herakles Farms hopes to "develop" have as many forest friends as The Jungle Book's Mowgli.