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.

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Are orangutans introverts?

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?


Orangutans Can Nurse for 20 Percent of Their Lives

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

Wild Lemurs Get Their Own Facial Recognition Software

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

Marmosets Have Excellent Hearing, and That Might Help Improve Tech for the Deaf

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

Monkeys Have the Anatomy for 'Human' Speech, But Not the Brains

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

Aging Bonobos Experience Vision Deterioration Just Like Humans Do

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

'Cool Girl' Female Macaques Get More Grooming Than Less-popular Ladymonkeys

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

Watch Newborn Monkeys Smile in Their Sleep Just Like Human Babies

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.

Young Lemurs Refuse to Sing the Family Song

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

Why There Are More Sumatran Orangutans Than We Previously Thought

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.

New Study: Monkeys Can Drive Robotic Wheelchairs Using Thought Control

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