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What Bonobos Can Teach Us Bonobos share 98.7% of our DNA....

What Bonobos Can Teach Us

Bonobos share 98.7% of our DNA. Physically, they resemble chimpanzees. But something remarkable sets them apart from their primate cousins, making them an altogether different animal.

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Understanding Monkey Talk We humans have the incredible ability...

Understanding Monkey Talk

We humans have the incredible ability to use sounds to communicate, via language. Of course, many other animals makes sounds, but do these sounds have meaning?

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The tragedies of the wild

A few weeks ago I had a shocking message. Some MNP assistants found a dead monkey and they think it was the alpha female of one of my groups. 353 more words

Primatologist's Field Gear Guide For TBS

Prior to each long field season, I send out an email to my research assistants covering the clothing items and gear that they will need for a successful trip to the Amazon. 988 more words

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View from the Office (Part 3): Driving in cars with monkeys

This winter break I spent a week in Siem Reap, Cambodia checking out the temples. As the jungle has moved back in, reclaiming the temples, so have the monkeys.  47 more words

Monkeys

Chimps Learn Grunt ‘Dialects’ From Others In 2010,...

Chimps Learn Grunt ‘Dialects’ From Others

In 2010, Frek (a Dutch chimp) has high pitched grunts compared to Lucy (an Edinburgh chimp). By 2013, the grunts of Frek and Lucy have become much more similar.

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