Apes

Great apes, like us, react to a good scare.

Horror Films for Apes Are Teaching Scientists About Long-Term Memory

Eye tracking during scary shows helped scientists reveal that great apes can access memories of single significant events

In Some Ways, Human Hands Are More Primitive Than Chimp Hands

Study suggests our common ancestor had humanlike hands

Borneo orangutan

Learn the Secrets of Ape’s Sleeping Habits

Apes sleep better and longer than other primates

Female Chimps More Likely Than Males to Hunt With Tools

A new study investigates the social and hunting behaviors of Fongoli chimpanzees

35-year old male chimp Frodo enjoying Mbula fruit he collected in Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Chimps Will Work Harder to Get Their Favorite Foods

An experimental setup shows that chimps will travel farther to get a more preferred reward

Sandra, covered with a blanket, gestures inside its cage at Buenos Aires' Zoo, December 8, 2010.

Argentinian Orangutan Is "Non-Human Person," Says Court

Being in the zoo impinges on her freedom

Google's newest Street View collection takes users to Gombe Stream National Park, where Jane Goodall pioneered her chimpanzee behavioral research. "Don't forget to look up," a Google project manager says.

Exclusive: The Chimpanzees of Gombe National Park Make Their Street View Debut

For its latest collection, Google traveled to the African rainforest where Jane Goodall pioneered her groundbreaking chimp research

Some Chimps Are Putting Grass in Their Ears For No Particular Reason

Some chimp are creating their own "ear accoutrements," perhaps the animal equivalent of a fashion statement.

What are the National Zoo's gorillas plotting?

The List: 5 Reasons Why We Should Worry About an Ape Revolution

With the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we should be prepared in case apes attempt to take over our world

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