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All Posts Tagged With: "chimpanzees"

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In the News: For Chimps, Ask and Ye Shall Receive

A new study suggests that chimpanzees do help out other chimps – but are much more likely to help if the chimp in need basically asks for it.

Dec 3rd, 2009 | 1 comment

Web-Exclusive Video: Chimp Emotions

Check out this video to learn more about Lisa Parr's studies on chimp emotions and what these studies can tell us about the human spark.

Sep 16th, 2009 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Alan Alda’s “King Kong” Encounter

Alan enters the lab at Yerkes hoping to learn about chimpanzees and facial recognition. But instead, the chimps show Alan and the crew who's boss.

Sep 4th, 2009 | 5 comments

Spark Blog: Chimpanzee Culture?

Psychologist Vicky Horner discusses research into chimpanzee cultural transmission. Do chimps have "culture" like humans?

Aug 26th, 2009 | 2 comments

Spark Blog: Squirrels Bury Nuts, But Are They Planning Ahead?

Dan Gilbert and Alan Alda discuss whether animals have the ability to "prospect," or plan ahead.

Jul 1st, 2009 | 7 comments

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In the News: Primate Planning

A chimp named Santino at a Swedish zoo seems to be forcing a more nuanced picture of what types of anticipation and planning our closest relatives are capable of.

Apr 7th, 2009 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: The Science Behind Why Chimps Are Not Pets

Researcher Brian Hare is an advocate for eliminating the chimpanzee pet trade. In the wake of the chimp attack, Brian explains the science behind his stance.

Mar 6th, 2009 | 2 comments

Spark Blog: Video: North Carolina Through the Looking Glass

Larry Engel discusses the challenges and joys of filming Alan with the chimps at the North Carolina Zoo.

Jan 16th, 2009 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Alan Alda Meets the Chimps

We went to the North Carolina Zoo to meet the chimpanzees -- and evolutionary anthropologist Brian Hare. Here's what happened...

Dec 19th, 2008 | 1 comment

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In The News: Bonobos Are Not Hippie Chimps

In an article in the journal Current Biology researchers describe directly observing bonobos hunting not just small forest creatures but other primates as well.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 2 comments
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