CHIMPANZEE

  • Chimpanzees are entitled to 'legal personhood': NY court hears arguments that chimps have rights October 9, 2014

    Albany, NY: A state appeals court will decide in coming weeks whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins, according to the lawyer advocating for a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy. Attorney Steven Wise argued before...
  • Pet chimpanzees suffer behavioural problems: Study September 24, 2014

    Chicago: Chimpanzees that are raised as pets or performers from an early age face behavioural problems that last a lifetime, a new study has found. The research suggests experiences during the first four years of life can shape behavioural and welfare outcomes well into adulthood. Although the immediate welfare consequences of removing...
  • Chimpanzees imitate others closely, can set new trends July 7, 2014

    London: Chimpanzees are master copycats and, in the process, they form new traditions that are often particular to only one specific group of these primates. Such are the findings of an international group of scientists, who waded through over 700 hours of video footage to understand how it came about that...
  • Chimpanzees prefer silence to Western pop, but just love African and Indian music, study says June 28, 2014

    Chimpanzees like listening to different rhythms of music with Indian and African beats but prefer silence to Western pop, a new study has found. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to pinpoint specific acoustic properties," said...
  • Cute alert! Photo of a chimp bottle feeding a leopard cub and later hugging it just brought the Internet to a standstill March 26, 2014

    This photo will make your day and your troubles melt away. A chimpanzee just brought the Internet to a standstill after its photo of bottle feeding a baby leopard went viral. The chimp is seen hugging the cub close to its chest. ...
  • Sudershan is worth a read for its uniqueness November 27, 2012

    The Indian Graphic Novel has come a long way from only Sarnath Banerjee ruling the roost at one point, the genre is slowly being added on to by other cartoonists/creators. It is surprising to note how the category is growing day by day and writer by writer. The graphic...
  • 'Junk DNA is all that separates us from chimps' October 31, 2011

    Washington: Do you know what separates you from a chimpanzee? A tiny bit of 'junk DNA', scientists say. It's known that chimpanzees share 99 per cent of the same genes with humans despite their huge differences in appearance and ability. Now, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US have found...
  • New face of chimpanzee attack victim revealed August 12, 2011

    Hartford: The new face of a Connecticut woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago was revealed for the first time Thursday in photos showing a startling transformation. The pictures of Charla Nash were first shown on NBC's "Today" show and in Hearst Connecticut Newspapers on Thursday morning. They...
  • Human brains 'get smaller with age' July 26, 2011

    London: A new study has found that human brains get smaller with age but, it's the price people pay for a longer life than their closest relative, the chimpanzee. Researchers at George Washington University found that only humans have brains which progressively shrink with increasing age, and it's uniquely...
  • Chimps 'mourn their dead infants' January 31, 2011

    London: Scientists claim to have for the first time revealed how primates react to death of close individuals, after they found that female chimpanzees mourn their dead infants. It is known that chimpanzee mothers establish close physical relationships with their young, carrying them for up to two years and nursing...
  • Meet MJ's oddest companion, Bubbles the chimp July 4, 2009

    New Delhi: It's been one week since Michael Jackson's death and friends, family and fans are mourning the loss of the King of Pop. CNN catches up with one of Jackson's oddest companions Bubbles the Chimp. ...
  • 'Racist' cartoon: Protestors want New York Post closed February 20, 2009

    New York: The popular New York Post is faced with angry demands for its closure after publishing a cartoon showing policemen shooting a chimpanzee, an action that has triggered a heated racism debate and offended African Americans. Hundreds of demonstrators on Thursday gathered outside the headquarters of News Corp., which owns...
  • Jason, the chimp, celebrates his 17th birthday March 19, 2008

    Lucknow: Jason, a chimp in Lucknow Zoo, is celebrating his 17th birthday today. A fivekg fruitcake was specially ordered for the birthday chimp, who seemed to enjoy the cake. Several school children and zoo staff wished 'happy birthday' to Jason. He was transferred to Lucknow zoo along with his girlfriend Nikita from...
  • Karnataka chimpanzees have tough time in Lucknow zoo August 11, 2007

    Lucknow: After a gruelling 2,500 km journey from Mysore to Lucknow, the Lucknow Zoo is now Jesan and Nikita's new home. But the two chimpanzees do not seem to be enjoying their stay even a little. "I think it will take them one or two days to adopt to...
  • Ancient chimps may have used hammers February 13, 2007

    Washington: Chimpanzees may have been using stone "hammers" as long as 4,300 years ago. An international research team, led by archaeologist Julio Mercader of the University of Calgary, Canada, said on Monday that it had uncovered the hammers, dated to that time, in the West African country Ivory Coast. It...
  • Male chimps find older females sexier November 21, 2006

    New York: When it comes to mating, male chimpanzees have the opposite taste when compared to the males of one of their nearest biological species, human beings, according to a study published on Tuesday. Unlike human males who prefer younger mates, male chimpanzees like older females and turn up their nose...