Researchers found that roughly 80 percent of primates performed "corpse-carrying behavior," and could be an indication that primates learn about death similar to humans.
The footage of the spooked gorillas was captured at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park—part of the Walt Disney Resort near Orlando, Florida.
"The discovery of a new bone in a new species is a rare event, especially in chimps which have such similar anatomy to people," researcher Catrin Rutland said.
Back in 1979, I was looking for gibbons in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. There in front of us, about 30 feet away, was a large tiger lying in the middle of the trail.
"It is like finding a new fossil of a long-lost ancestor," researcher Chris Petkov said.
Scientists also observed the chimps sharing the tortoise meat between individuals.
Using tools to dig for food underground was once thought to be a behavior unique to humans.
Scientists were surprised to find the genitalia of female dolphins are packed full of nerves.
We know how to find win-win situations.
The 4-year-old Tonkean macaque exhibited prolonged attachment to the infant's desiccated corpse before starting to chew its remains.
Sumatran orangutans remain critically endangered, but their numbers are higher than thought.