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Chimpanzees

LOOK: First-Ever Chimp 'Dictionary' Compiled By Scientists Overseas

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.07.2014 | Science

Our closest living relatives are pretty darn smart. Chimpanzees have complex social lives, and research has shown that they use tools and can even be...

New Digs, New Chance for New Iberia Chimps

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We couldn't be more thrilled for the chimpanzees who will now get to live out the remainder of their lives climbing trees, relaxing in the sun, and living in larger social groups.

New Study Reveals Music Chimps Like Best

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.01.2014 | Science

If you ever run into a group of chimpanzees in a record store, you may find them congregating around the Indian classical section. That's according ...

Human, Chimp Forebears May Have Diverged Way Earlier Than We Thought

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

The ancestors of humans and chimpanzees may have begun genetically diverging from one another 13 million years ago, more than twice as long ago as h...

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...

What Makes Us Human?

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought, mostly because the answers tend to get hung up on one trait or another.

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 tr...

The Gift of the Forest: Jane Goodall at 80

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Bill Halamandaris

Jane's understanding of nature -- the gift of the forest -- and her resulting reverence for life has led her to campaign for compassion. Her central message is the unity of life.

How Evolution Explains Why Humans Drink and Abuse Alcohol

Robert Dudley | Posted 04.26.2014 | Science
Robert Dudley

Of course, we drink alcohol because we like it, but are there deeper evolutionary explanations as to why our brain is so responsive to the stuff?

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...

Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use ch...

'Love Hormone' Study Yields Big Surprise About Bonding In Chimps

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

BERLIN (AP) — Chimpanzees who share are chimpanzees who care, it seems. A study published Wednesday appears to confirm that friendships are forged ...

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 ...

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...

Arin Greenwood

Chimpanzees Sue For Their Freedom (With A Little Human Help)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity, arguing that the animals were unlawful prisoners...

The Journeys of 11 Amazing Animals

Findery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Findery

War heroes. Tough travelers. These animals covered long distances in their lifetimes, even traveling to outer space.

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, ste...

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work. Reason 3: Animals Aren't Little Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Your child, my father, and all of our loved ones who may be suffering from illnesses are not rats or dogs or monkeys. So why do animal experimenters keep treating them as though they are?

From Planet of the Apes to the Apes of the Planet: Simian Meanderings on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I never intended to be a myth-buster, but I'm not disappointed, however sorry Fox is. The trip is too interesting for that, the landscape, yes, too otherwordly, far too awesome in the word's original sense before its current one-stop usage.

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.

WATCH: Who Knew Apes Can Swim?

| Kelly Servick | Posted 08.19.2013 | Science

No floaties required. Researchers now have the first video evidence that apes can learn to swim and dive. Like humans, wild apes exposed to deep water...

LOOK: This Chimpanzee Can Paint Better Than You

Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts

It's no secret that the animal kingdom boasts more than a few aspiring artists. Take, for example Justin the painting horse or Bozie the abstract elep...

Are Apes Capable Of 'Time Travel?'

| Virginia Morell | Posted 07.19.2013 | Science

A single cue -- the taste of a madeleine, a small cake, dipped in lime tea -- was all Marcel Proust needed to be transported down memory lane. He had...