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Court: Chimps Don't Have The Same Rights As Humans

AP | By GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human and does not have to be freed by its owner, a New York appeals court ruled...

Jane Goodall Shows John Oliver How To Eat A Banana Chimp-Style

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science

Having worked with chimps for over 50 years, Jane Goodall is more than comfortable hanging out with primates -- and it turns out she can hold her own ...

Now You Can See Jane Goodall's Chimpanzees, Thanks To Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

In 1960, when famed primatologist Jane Goodall first stepped foot into what is now Gombe National Park in Tanzania, she was immediately awed by the wo...

A Little North of Jupiter, There Is a Real-Life Planet of the Apes

Jane Graham | Posted 12.15.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Don't support movies or other entertainment with chimps, research that exploits chimps, or own one as a pet. Chimpanzees are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and it is our duty to treat them with respect and dignity

Jane Goodall Talks SeaWorld, Twitter, And The Power Of Viral Animal Videos

The Dodo | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green

Dr. Jane Goodall needs very little introduction. The world’s leading expert on chimpanzees is largely responsible for refocusing scientific study to...

New Study Of Killer Chimps Sparks Major Debate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

Chimpanzees can be cute and cuddly, but they're also capable of murderous violence. They wage war against their own kind, savagely maiming and even ki...

WATCH: Jane Goodall On Where Science Has Gone Wrong

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.04.2014 | Science

If Jane Goodall could change one thing about the way science is done, this is probably it. In a new video from NOVA's web series "The Secret Life o...

98 Percent of the People Who Read This Are Chimpanzee. Happy #AfricaFactFriday

Andrew Daley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Andrew Daley

What would chimps have to be tense about? Well, unfortunately like most animals in Africa, the only place in the world where chimps live, their natural habitat has been greatly reduced.

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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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...