Bonobo Genome & Bonobo Conservation Efforts

It seems like the news hasn't gobbled up this news as adamantly as it did the news of the bonobo reserve in the Congo, but it is nonetheless newsworthy and crucial to the study of bonobos. The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute put out a press release that they just acquired... Continue Reading →

Nakalipithecus nakayamai, a Miocene Ape from Kenya

The collective understanding of Miocene African primate evolution, especially ape evolution, is generally unfounded. Why? Because the fossil record is spotty, there are only a handful of primates from the Miocene. The Miocene lasted from 23.8 to 5.3 million years ago, and a lot of interesting things happened in the ape lineage during that time.... Continue Reading →

David Mach’s Coat Hanger Gorilla

I've been meaning to post about this interesting find for almost two weeks now, but I haven't gotten around to it until now. What you see is a very impressive statue of a gorilla made out of coat hangers. The artist that I tip my hat to is David Mach.

Rest in Peace Washoe

I've been unable to post on a lot of important primatology news as of late, I'll try to catch up this weekend. But I'm making time to quickly announce that Washoe has died. She was 42 years old and one of the first apes that was taught sign language, about 300 signs. She was known... Continue Reading →

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