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Chimp empathy key to understanding human engagement

In their latest study about empathy, Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers Matthew Campbell, PhD, and Frans de Waal, PhD, have shown chimpanzees exhibit...

Chimpanzees are rational, not conformists

Chimpanzees are known for their curious nature. They show a rich palette of learning behaviour, both individually and socially. But they are also rather hesitant...
Chimpanzee Tushi (Copyright: Jorg Massen)

Chimpanzees of a feather sit together: Friendships are based on homophily...

Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive Biologists of...

Mother chimps crucial for offspring’s social skills

Orphaned chimpanzees are less socially competent than chimpanzees who were reared by their mother. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The...

Human heart disease recently found in chimpanzees

While in the past century there have been several documented examples of young, healthy athletes who have died suddenly of heart disease during competitive...

Chimpanzees have 5 universal personality dimensions

While psychologists have long debated the core personality dimensions that define humanity, primate researchers have been working to uncover the defining personality traits for...

Chimps know when to eat

Chimpanzees watch what they eat and when, which may show that these primates are giving some thought to the quality of their food, according...

Congo delivers great news for chimpanzees

The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa's most pristine forests and a...

Development of the chimpanzee determined by the X factor

One of the most important questions for evolution researchers is how a species develops and adapts during the course of time. An analysis of...

Chimps exhibit sharing behavior like humans

Sharing food has widely been considered by scholars as a defining characteristic of human behavior. But a new study by Iowa State University anthropology...

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