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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Some people mistakenly believe that if chimps are socialized from an early age, they're not a threat to humans. But these five families found out the hard way that chimps will always be chimps.
By Nathan Chandler
We've learned that young orangutans nurse for much longer than any other mammal, knowledge which could help conservation efforts.
By Jesslyn Shields May 24, 2017
Scientists hope to eliminate need for tagging, extend system to other wild animals.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Mar 10, 2017
Thanks to the humanlike pitch awareness of these adorable primates, researchers have more insight into how sound is processed in the brain.
By Alia Hoyt Dec 21, 2016
Turns out the reboot of 'Planet of the Apes' got one thing right — it's the brains monkeys lack, not the anatomy.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 16, 2016
Who doesn't love a farsighted ape wearing reading glasses?
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 18, 2016
The most popular lady macaques show us why nitpicking pays off.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 21, 2016
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.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 16, 2016
Adolescent humans aren't the only creatures trying to get attention by doing their own thing.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Jul 20, 2016
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.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 2, 2016
Researchers developed technology that allows monkeys to maneuver around in robotic wheelchairs, using only their thoughts to navigate. That has implications for humanity.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 21, 2016
Feral monkeys have roamed Silver Springs State Park in Florida since the 1930s.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Mar 1, 2016
"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.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 9, 2016
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?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Nov 17, 2015
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.
By Laurie L. Dove
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?
By Sarah Winkler
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.
By Cristen Conger
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?
By Jennifer Horton
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.
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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?
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