Altruism in Chimpanzees

Did you catch this publication, "Spontaneous Altruism by Chimpanzees and Young Children"? It seems like an interesting paper on altruism which is already pretty well established in non-human primates, but fascinating none-the-less. I don't feel the need to really be rehashing the traditional and misinformed dogma that only humans are capable of acting altruistically, putting... Continue Reading →

Ecotourism is causing infant mortality among Tibetan Macaques

According news bite of a long term study of Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) in the Mount Huangshan Scenic Area of China's Anhui Province, ecotourism is doing more harm than good. In the October edition of the International Journal of Primatology, the results of a 19 year long study will show that skyrocketing infant mortality coincided... Continue Reading →

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