"Like a Shakespearean drama"—Brutal chimpanzee tribe battle caught on video
Known relatives have ended up on different sides of the conflict between two factions that once made up the same group—the largest chimp society ever recorded.
Baby found dead after chimpanzee snatched it from mother
Uganda is home to about 5,000 chimpanzees and although deaths caused by the apes are rare, they have been known to be aggressive on occasion.
Bonobos Cry Like Human Babies When Attacked to Get Comforted: Scientists
They resemble those typically used by infants - such as pouting, whimpering and showing tantrums. The noises are similar to the babbles made by human babies.
Rainforest Chimpanzees Dig Wells for Water in Fascinating, Rare Behavior
This is the first time that well-digging has been observed in a group of chimpanzees living in the rainforest.
Lion and Ape, Among Oldest of Their Species, Die at Virginia Zoo
Mramba the lion was euthanized at the age of 18 after siring seven cubs in captivity.
Video of Man Taking Pet Monkey For Walk on Leash Sparks Outrage
Maybe Freddie "would like freedom and to be in his natural habitat," one follower wrote, with another describing the footage as "so inhumane."
Video of Gorillas Seeing Snake Viewed More Than 10 Million Times
The footage of the spooked gorillas was captured at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park—part of the Walt Disney Resort near Orlando, Florida.
Woman Fired for Allegedly Feeding Monkeys Flamin' Hot Cheetos at Texas Zoo
Lovett Law called its former employee's behavior "reckless," but another firm says it has offered the woman a new role.
Origin of Brain Network Crucial for Language Pushed Back 20 Million Years
"It is like finding a new fossil of a long-lost ancestor," researcher Chris Petkov said.
Today's Great Apes Are Probably Brainier Than Our Pre-Human Ancestors
Traditionally, scientists thought Australopithecus' larger brain size meant it was smarter than modern great apes, but new research suggests that assumption is wrong.
Orangutan Granted Legal Personhood, Moves to Florida, Becomes Florida Woman
"Florida woman" stories will now include a 33-year-old orangutan named Sandra who was granted legal personhood in 2015 and recently moved to Florida.
Laika the Dog: These Are All the Animals That Have Been Launched Into Space
The Soviet Union launched a dog known as Laika into orbit on November 3, 1957.
'Incredibly Rare' Monkey Which Faces High Risk of Extinction Born in Zoo
"The birth of this male is great news for the species," senior zoo keeper Jane Marshall said.
Scientists Observe Chimps Smashing Open and Eating Tortoises for First Time
Scientists also observed the chimps sharing the tortoise meat between individuals.
Chimps Shine Light on Mystery of How the First Humans Dug for Food
Using tools to dig for food underground was once thought to be a behavior unique to humans.
Why Haven't Apes Evolved to Speak?
Parrots can talk and even whales can mimic speech. So why can't our closest primate relatives speak?
Bonobos prefer jerks, but humans prefer helpers
So-called "hippie apes" prefer jerks to helpers, possibly because jerks appear more dominant.
Mystery Fossilized Tooth Baffles Archaeologists
Experts believe the new discovery could rewrite early human history.
Scientists Uncover Missing Link in Dinosaur Evolution
The four-legged creature from the Triassic period is the oldest species from the lineage that leads towards dinosaurs.
Orangutan at Dutch Zoo to Use Tinder For Apes
Behavioural biologists hope to gain insight into what orangutans look for in a partner.
Giant Panda Numbers Up, But Apes Close to Extinction
Panda numbers are on the rise, but humans are pushing our closest ape relatives to extinction.
Evolution Made the Human Fist Fit for Punching
Researchers employed cadaver arms to test out their theory.