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Dating app for primates developed and tested

Amsterdam - Tinder is a common way for humans to look for suitable partners. An app based dating system may also be suitable for primates, according to researchers. Dutch zoologists have tested out a dating app for orangutans.

Over half of world's primates could disappear in next 50 years

Over half of all the world's non-human primates are now threatened with extinction as continuing agricultural and industrial activities destroy forest habitats and hunting and trading reduce their populations.

Human development was based around increasing brain neurons

Vanderbilt - Size matters when it comes to human evolution, although the advancement in cognitive thinking owes more to the concentration of neurons than it does to the size of the brain, according to a new study.

Five fascinating facts you might not know about sea otters

Sea otters tickle our imaginations. Their charming antics make them the clowns of the sea, and for those of us fortunate enough to live alongside them, they are enchanting. The sight of mother otters cuddling young ones make them even more endearing.

Chimpanzees show the skills necessary for cooking

A research group at Harvard studied Chimpanzees in order to gain an insight as to how humans evolved the skills to cook.

Seed munching monkeys aid forest regrowth

The dispersal of tree seeds by New World primates is essential for the continuation and regeneration of the world’s forests, according to new research between primatologists and plant geneticists.

Human evolution linked to dietary changes 3.5 million years ago

Carbon analyses of fossilized tooth enamel indicate that early humans expanded their diet to include savannah grasses and succulents some 3.5 million years ago, marking a definitive shift in human evolution.

Video: New study says penis size does matter to women

A new study by a team of scientists designed to settle the controversy arising from conflicting results of previous studies has concluded that penis size definitely matters to human females.

HIV may be older than previously thought

Viruses similar to HIV in humans were present in non-human primates in Africa at least 5 million years ago, according to a new study.

Orangutan kickboxing sparks Thailand tourism, angers critics Special

Bangkok - Kickboxing may be Thailand's number one sport but orangutan boxing is fast becoming popular. Hundreds of spectators pay to see the apes beat each other with boxing gloves, while other apes in bikinis perform as round card girls and bell ringers.

Endangered Lemurs born in Florida

Tampa - Busch Gardens is celebrating the birth of two baby lemurs. The births, the first at the park, were greeted with much excitement. The lemur's survival is threatened in their native habitat of Madagascar and are listed as an endangered species.

48% of primates on brink of extinction, warn conservationists

The IUCN/Primate Specialist Group warned there are 25 primate species in particular danger throughout the world in a report just published in February.

Laughter not confined to human beings, apes can laugh too

A rock-throwing Swedish chimpanzee and a whistling orangutan in a Washington zoo first challenged the idea of unique human traits. Now a study shows that laughter may have originated long before human beings evolved separately from other primates.

Primates in danger of becoming extinct

The shocking first comprehensive study in five years of the world's 634 kinds of monkeys reveals that almost 50 per cent are in danger of going extinct according to the criteria of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Study: Earliest-Known North American Primate Came From Asia 50 Million Years Ago

Researchers have found a fossil belonging to the earliest-known primate in North America, dating back 55 million years. Some researchers now believe primates migrated to North America from Asia, before populating Europe.

Sex Cures All In Bonobos Lives

Would you like to live in a world where sex solves all the problems of the day? Where the females rule the roost? Where a giant orgy replaces war? The society already exists. Bonobos are the primates answer to make love not war.
 

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Animal rights activists around the world want science to cease experimenting on animals including pr...
Animal rights activists around the world want science to cease experimenting on animals including primates like this one found in laboratories across the country.
PETA
Because of deforestation  Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past...
Because of deforestation, Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years, and the species' habitat has been reduced by at least 55% over the past 20 years.
WWF
A baby baboon safely rests on his mothers back as she forages for food for both of them.
A baby baboon safely rests on his mothers back as she forages for food for both of them.
Wikipedia
A male mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz)
A male mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz)
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Warmer colours highlight areas predicted to be of greatest value for discovering novel zoonotic viru...
Warmer colours highlight areas predicted to be of greatest value for discovering novel zoonotic viruses, in relation to primates.
Nature / EcoHealth Alliance
Orangutan numbers and distribution have declined rapidly since the middle of the 20th century  due t...
Orangutan numbers and distribution have declined rapidly since the middle of the 20th century, due to human activities. These include hunting, unsustainable and often illegal logging, mining, and conversion of forests to agriculture.
WWF
The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is a subspecies of the western gorilla. This primat...
The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is a subspecies of the western gorilla. This primate is critically endangered, with only about 250 left in the wild.
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The red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)  native to Madagasgar  is critically endangered with a declinin...
The red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra), native to Madagasgar, is critically endangered with a declining wild population.
Hans Hillewaert
A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
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