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We Actually Know Very Little About Protecting Our Threatened Primates

We Actually Know Very Little About Protecting Our Threatened Primates

From lemurs to orangutans, tarsiers to gorillas, primates are captivating and sometimes unnervingly similar to us. So it’s not surprising that this group of more than 500 species receives a great deal of research and conservation attention. But despite this effort, more than 60% of primate species are threatened with…

Toddlers And Chimpanzees Share A Surprising Unspoken Language

Toddlers And Chimpanzees Share A Surprising Unspoken Language

Prior to developing the capacity for speech, toddlers communicate their desires, demands and discontent using a diverse repertoire of physical gestures. As a new study shows, there’s a significant amount of overlap between the gestures employed by human children and those made by other ape species, a finding that’s casting…