Primates

Primates are placental mammals that include gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees, as well as humans. Other than humans, primates are found mostly in Central and South America, Africa, and South Asia.


We've learned that young orangutans nurse for much longer than any other mammal, knowledge which could help conservation efforts.

Scientists hope to eliminate need for tagging, extend system to other wild animals.

Thanks to the humanlike pitch awareness of these adorable primates, researchers have more insight into how sound is processed in the brain.

Turns out the reboot of 'Planet of the Apes' got one thing right — it's the brains monkeys lack, not the anatomy.

Who doesn't love a farsighted ape wearing reading glasses?

The most popular lady macaques show us why nitpicking pays off.

We do it. Chimps do it. A new study out of Japan investigates just how far back on the evolutionary ladder this totally adorable behavior goes.

Adolescent humans aren't the only creatures trying to get attention by doing their own thing.

The good news is that new research expands the orangutan count, but the bad news is that it's not because the population has grown.

Researchers developed technology that allows monkeys to maneuver around in robotic wheelchairs, using only their thoughts to navigate. That has implications for humanity.

Feral monkeys have roamed Silver Springs State Park in Florida since the 1930s.

"The Jinx." "Making a Murderer." And now, orangutans? Why this female-on-female ape killing took researchers by surprise — and reads like a human true-crime drama.

Pop culture has depicted chimps and other primates as both gun-wielding villains and saviors, but should humans be concerned about the possibility of armed apes?

Monkeys share a lot in common with us, but are they just as superstitious? We know that have the ability to gamble, but is it deeper than just a game to them.

In this guide to the Bald Uakari, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the Cotton-Top Tamarin, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the Mandrill, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the Gelada Baboon, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

A long, long time ago, lemurs lived all over the world. But something happened to kill them off -- everywhere except in Madagascar. How did the island protect them from extinction?

Besides our genetic similarities, gorillas also share our love of getting a good night's sleep -- except that their alarm clocks come in the form of dangerous predators and poachers.

Orangutans might be the most low-key of the world's apes, but that doesn't mean they don't like to socialize. So are these redheads miscast as loners, or are orangutans introverts?

Their genetic similarity to humans makes chimps great subjects for medical research. But some countries are banning this research because these apelike similarities are a little too close for comfort.

So far, "Planet of the Apes" is pure fiction. But are chimps capable of learning human language (and eventually taking over the world)?

Animals may not have access to spice racks, but does that mean they don't enjoy flavorful meals? Have Japanese monkeys discovered the joy of cooking, or is this a culinary myth?

Monkeys and apes have lots of similarities, but they're not the same animal. In a lot of ways, it all comes down to the tail.