While using the word fishing is perhaps a bit misleading (though some chimpanzees and orangutans do apparently go fishing with their hands sometimes), new research has found that a population … [Read full article]
Remember Duchamp’s urinal? Well, it appears he has been one upped in the art is very subjective point-making. Six chimps in various sanctuaries around the United states have been making … [Read full article]
A chimpanzee at the Furuvik Zoo in Sweden has been seen using complex forethought to plan his attacks on zoo visitors and increase their likelihood of success. The same … [Read full article]
Invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees is “largely unnecessary”, according to a new landmark report by the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine. So, let’s stop doing it! “Nearly 1,000 chimpanzees … [Read full article]
Read this note from PETA (received via email) and take action via the link below: For too long, there has been a loophole in federal regulations that allows notorious animal … [Read full article]
A group of chimpanzees at the Edinburgh Zoo was recently treated to a series of televised “social dramas” featuring ape-costumed human actors*. One particular episode featured a young female “city ape” befriending a group of outsiders. The reactions from the chimp viewing audience were most intriguing — they “ape” some very human-type reactions to similar social situations, including puzzlement and anger (note: real chimps also appear in the filmed drama). It’s all part of an unique art project called ‘Primate Cinema: Apes as Family’, conceived of by artist Rachel Mayeri, working in collaboration with comparative psychologist Dr Sarah-Jane Vick.
Chimps, the more I learn about them, the more I want to learn. A recent story on BBC covers how some wild chimps have been documented intentionally setting off snare … [Read full article]