The way of life primates have evolved to live cannot be replicated in a human home.
Our closest relatives show distinct cultural behaviour in different populations. But those differences are being erased.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
Our research supports the idea that human speech abilities comes down to our brain power.
The endangered species list is over 90 000 and includes Madagascar's lemurs.
Early hominins are thought to have made a new shelter every night, which taught them how to adapt to changing conditions.
Time to rethink orangutan conservation, now we know that our red relatives are actually very adaptable.
Using real apes and monkeys as actors in film and TV encourages people to see them as pets.
To save the orangutans we must both protect their forests and stop any hunting and killing within them.
Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
New research adds to the evidence that playing is linked to learning brain power in primates.
The theory that humankind originated in Europe is an old one. It was abandoned in 1924 when the first Australopithecus was discovered in South Africa.
Newly recognised genetic populations carry their evolutionary history with them, and the history of their habits. This is why detecting new species is so important.
CT scanning allows scientists to observe and "dissect" fossils digitally using computer software - and to uncover secrets that are hundreds of millions of years old.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
Much like the hair you carefully rearrange before a selfie, your cheek muscles and the accompanying smile date back about 250 million years.
We have the penis of a monogamous primate yet our body sizes suggest our ancestors slept around a lot.
Our closest relatives are being wiped out and it's all our fault.
It risks becoming the first ape to go extinct.
New research uncovers the role of the primate baculum and may explain why humans don’t have one.