What can humans learn about ourselves from studying chimpanzees? Primatologist Frans de Waal has spent almost three decades studying the behavior and intelligence of chimpanzees. Now, he’s focused on their emotional lives--and he’s found primates and people aren’t so different…
By Jeffrey Brown, Leah Nagy
Most humans fail to entertain the possibility that animals might care about the death of those they love.
By Jessica Pierce, The Conversation
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a viral video of a rescued chimpanzee's flight to a wildlife sanctuary has spread like wildfire. The NewsHour's Julia Griffin tracks down the video's pilot to ask about his mission to save…
By PBS NewsHour
The 1965 film “Miss Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees” documented the early months of Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking research on chimpanzees in Africa. Now, unseen footage from the making of that film will appear in the documentary “Jane,” which revisits Goodall’s…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
The National Institutes of Health has decided that it will no longer allow its chimpanzees to be used for biomedical research for human health. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports.
By PBS NewsHour
Over the years the Ebola virus has wiped out a significant number of great apes, threatening to reduce those populations to vulnerable levels. In Louisiana, a controversial effort is underway to conduct vaccine tests on captive chimpanzees in order to…
By Nsikan Akpan
Unlike other booze-seeking wild animals, chimps use tools and exhibit other unique behaviors by partaking in fermented drinks.
In other news Tuesday, the Senate passed a key procedural vote on the immigration reform bill. The bill cleared more than the 60 votes needed to begin formal debate on the measure. Also, Russia's lower house of Parliament passed a…
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