Why wild chimpanzees end up as pets and how we can keep them in the wild.
Most of the males in a Puerto Rican monkey colony engaged in homosexual activity, a new study reveals.
Masturbation seems like an evolutionary conundrum. New research has found an explanation.
Early life environments and adult social bonds both have strong effects on survival.
In many animals, including humans, adverse events in youth have lasting negative health effects over the life span. But new research suggests something different is going on in mountain gorillas.
Chimpanzees have been the focus of primate research for decades. But their close cousins, the bonobos, can offer us important insights into human nature too.
Researchers encourage citizen scientists to contribute to datasets on animal deaths caused by infrastructure. This will inform efforts to reduce the human impact on biodiversity.
Most of us have heard of the dangers of deforestation but there are other more subtle ways that human beings can endanger monkeys, apes and lemurs.
Close relatives of primates adapted to life in the High Arctic 52 million years ago – this may offer insight into future changes in the Arctic.
Nonhuman primates like rhesus monkeys share certain characteristics with people that may make them better study subjects than mice for research on neurodegenerative diseases.
Cutting-edge analysis of fossil ape teeth reveals ancient seasonal change in Africa, long before human ancestors appeared. The method will be crucial for the future study of early hominins.
Human brains seem to be wired differently to those of chimps or macaques.
How Rekambo chimpanzees demonstrate a number of ground breaking behaviours never seen before in animals.
Why social interaction isn’t always a good thing for primates, especially for individuals with a fever.
Little is known about what physiological mechanisms African primates use to cope with environmental and social changes such as climate change and human encroachment on their habitat.
We studied 8,000 primate teeth and finally confirmed that humans are not the only living primate to suffer from cavities. But there are interesting differences.
Differences between male and female skulls in some species of gibbon may shed light on how our extinct ancestors lived.
Less attractive endangered species don’t tend to receive the same public attention as their more beautiful counterparts: new studies show how we might help change that.
New research calls into question the validity of ‘Dunbar’s number’.
The virus is always present in nature and when circumstances allow, it may jump from one species to another.