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Ravens as smart as chimps, despite smaller brain: study

A new study out of Sweden has found that, despite their smaller brains, ravens are just as smart as chimpanzees.

One method of measuring intelligence is to observe whether animals can choose rational behaviour over animal impulses, called inhibitory control. 195 more words


Religion, Atheism, Animals, and Awe

The topic of religion is nigh unavoidable when it comes to studying the concept of awe, but it’s one I did want and intend to avoid, if only because it tends to be controversial ground.  725 more words


It’s not every day that you see a hairless chimp and learn an exotic word. I speak for myself, of course. Many reading this post probably feel shock, not because of the peculiar word—hominini—but because the chimp’s bare physique looks so human. 756 more words


Escaped Chimpanzee Prompts Wild Chase Through Japanese City — TIME

When Cha Cha the chimpanzee made a break for it, it took Sendai, Japan police and Yagiyama Zoological Park staff two hours to track him down.

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Peace and Quiet

I love this black and white conversion of a chimpanzee enjoying a well earned bit of peace and quiet.

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Chimp flees zoo, climbs power pole in Japan

TOKYO– A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole.

Not for long. 112 more words