Posts tagged chimps
clever and popular female chimp named Trezia somehow figured out how to fish for ants in trees. Now, all the female chimps her age are doin’ it. It’s the new thing.
In chimp culture, females are the innovation emissaries because they typically leave their group at sexual maturity, so any cultural transmission between communities is most likely to occur through female transfer.
these would look great in the loft apartment i don’t have.
i’ll just have to like them from afar.
Minimal Posters - Six Women Who Changed Science. And The World.
so, if a chimp slips on a banana peel…
Apes appear to have a crude sense of humor. They have even been seen playing practical jokes of sorts at one another’s expense. This could shed light on the evolutionary source of laughter.
“Human laughter derives from the play invitation vocalizations of Old World monkeys and apes, but this is normally confined to juveniles and adolescents; adults don’t play,” Robin Dunbar professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of Oxford.
This adult female chimpanzee, named Natasha, scored far better on intelligence tests. She is classified as “exceptional.”
A perfect storm of abilities seems to come together to create the Einsteins of the animal kingdom. Natasha’s keepers at the Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary in Uganda knew she was special even before the latest study.No one factor seems to affect intelligence, but instead multiple skills could explain why certain chimps seem smarter. As the saying goes, necessity may be the mother of invention and, at least in some cases, one reason behind chimp cleverness.
Luckily, we’ve still got an edge, for now.
If the Cheetah who died at the sanctuary was indeed the real simian star of the silver screen, he was exceptionally old at 80. Most chimps live to between 40 and 60, though Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Fla., claims to have a chimp approximately 73 years old.
Seeing primates in television shows, movies, advertisements and greeting cards may actually undermine their conservation status, by making us all think they are not actually endangered.