Chimpanzees

How Does A Chimpanzee Eat A Tortoise? By Smashing It Like A Coconut

How Does A Chimpanzee Eat A Tortoise? By Smashing It Like A Coconut

As omnivorous creatures, chimpanzees eat all sorts of things, including fruits, termites, tiny rodents, and even full-grown monkeys. As for chimps eating reptiles, that’s completely unheard of—until now. Unprecedented observations have uncovered a community of chimps in Gabon that regularly consume tortoises.

Chimps Are Manipulative Dicks, New Research Confirms

Chimps Are Manipulative Dicks, New Research Confirms

As humans, we like to think we’re the only species capable of using others to get what we want. New research shows that chimpanzees, in the right circumstances, are also capable of social manipulation, highlighting a previously unknown cognitive capacity in our ape relatives.

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…