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5 Interesting Facts About Chimpanzees

Today I want to write about our closest living relative, the chimpanzee.

Here are five interesting facts about them: 200 more words


Bioanthro lab activity: Primate proportions

My Intro to Bio Anthro course, focusing on human uniqueness, has moved from the brain to bipedalism. After the abysmally big brain, perhaps the most grotesque aspect of the human species is our wont to walk on two legs. 298 more words


The Philippine Tarsier

The Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta or Tarsius syrichta), known locally as mawmag in Cebuano and mamag in Luzon, is a species of tarsier that is endemic to the Philippines. 133 more words


This Single Photo Captures the Very Best, as Well as the Very Worst, of Human Nature.

Park-ranger, Patrick Karabaranga, comforting a gorilla after it’s mother was killed by a poacher.

Location: Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Conservation efforts have led to recent successes in restoring the wild gorilla population, but, as showcased by the heartbroken expressions on the faces of both the gorilla and the consoling park ranger, there is still much to be done. 17 more words


Photos From Costa Rica!

I had the pleasure of conducting my research at Piro Biological Station in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. I was there to look at foraging ecology in howler monkeys ( 441 more words