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Scientists Prove That Men Have Evolved From Apes (or the other way around?)

April 8, 2009 / 1 Comment

Some serious proof has been uncovered by the Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany. The group has learned that wild female chimpanzees copulate more frequently with males who share meat with them over long periods of time. In other words, men that share, get it more often. (Can you imagine the guy sitting out in the wild counting ...

Yunnan Golden Monkey Population, Grows

February 13, 2009 / No Comments

The population of Yunnan golden monkeys has grown form more than 500 in 1983 to around 1,300 at present. I suppose that's a lot but I know conservative churches that grow faster than that by just letting their congregants have babies. Maybe, we need to send these monkeys to church, no? The population increase happened at the nature reserve due to ...

Colony of Rare Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkeys Uncovered in Vietnam

December 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

Every time we talk about why each threatened species got so close to disappearing forever, the inevitable answer seems to be human activity (be it habitat destruction or excessive hunting). The Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are one of the rarest primates on Earth. Though only 200 of them exist, new hope emerged as another group of angry-looking monkeys has been found in ...

Half of World’s Monkeys, Apes Face Extinction

August 11, 2008 / No Comments

The International Gorilla Conservation Program says that almost half of the world's monkeys and apes are feeling the worsening threat of extinction. The causes are deforestation and hunting for meat. I don't get this report. Now, I love the animals as much as the next person. My wife even thinks I am an ape at times, but that's not relevant. ...

Apes Can Plan for Their Future Needs

June 19, 2008 / No Comments

Who said apes are not smart? If you did, you may want to reconsider because researchers from Lunds University Cognitive Science in Sweden explained that apes are able to plan for their future needs, just as we humans do – by using self-control and imagining future events. Now we understand why they go fishing ... Mathias and Helena Osvath, the two ...

When Monkeys Go Fishing

June 13, 2008 / No Comments

There's a saying, "give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, feed him for life". What do they say when monkeys learn how to fish? And, don't they say things like when cows fly or pigs play the piano? In Bangkok, the long-tailed macaque monkey can grab fruit from trees or bananaz from tourists, ...