Cross-species transplants require us to examine the relationships between humans and animals.
The heart used in the first pig-human transplant was infected with a pig virus. This reveals that using other species as organ donors may not provide a solution for organ shortages.
Squirrel rattle calls may be a form of announcing their presence.
North American red squirrels produce a range of sounds, but their distinctive rattle call may have more to do with identifying themselves than warning off other squirrels.
Two chacma baboons (
Papio ursinus) in Da Gama Park, Cape Town.
The study aimed to understand if and how wild chacma baboon collective behaviour changes in urban space, and what this means for their management.
Painting of a raider on horseback (bottom right) with a musket and domestic stock. A ‘rain-animal’ (top right) was likely summoned to wash away the raiders’ tracks.
Courtesy of Sam Challis and Brent Sinclair-Thomson
Runaway slaves joined indigenous Khoe-San people and raided colonial farms. The rock art they left in their hideouts tells a fascinating story.
A photograph of a baboon mummy from the Lyon collection.
Number MHNL 90001206, © Département du Rhône, Patrick Ageneau
The DNA of microbes and food trapped in the teeth can reveal information about diet and health.
Baboons make sounds, but how does it relate to human speech?
Researchers say it’s time to finally discard a decades-old theory about the origins of human language – and revise the date when human ancestors likely were able to make certain speech noises.
New research suggests that even ecologically flexible baboons could be at significant risk of habitat loss and endangerment from anthropogenic climate change.
Understanding how bullying evolved may help us deal with it in modern society.
A ready source of hearts…one day.
A baboon survived nearly three years with a pigs heart, so does that mean cross-species transplantation is imminent?
The core habitat of the notorious chacma baboon is becoming smaller due to human takeover.
The iconic southern African Chacma baboon is in danger. The species is facing a population decline.
Well if you’d just ASK someone Bernard…
Courtesy of Rob Nelson
When it comes to choosing locations, the leaders of baboon packs take a step back.
No you can’t join. This is the cool table.
Baboons shed light on the irony of social networks: cliques limit information sharing.
Bold baboons are better at learning and sharing new tasks than shy baboons, new research shows. Researchers testing the ability…
Baboons can be shy, just like you.
Arno Meintjes Wildlife
Our individual, varied personalities are among the traits often cited as those that distinguish us from the rest of the animal kingdom. However, as we, like the rest of life on Earth, are products of natural…
Baboons have displayed a natural understanding of basic numbers similar to those of young children. Eight captive olive baboons…
As with humans, for baboons making and keeping friends can lead to a longer and healthier life. In addition, some baboons…