Philippine tarsiers: Not world’s smallest primates, not marsupials

BBC's Meeting the world's smallest primate (click link for the site and video), is being criticized for its inaccurate information.  Made as an educational piece to show that the animal's popularity with tourists is affecting the animals' welfare, poor research and possibly bad editing culminated in some errors. While these errors are minute, they affect the overall... Continue Reading →

Using mice to assess the degree of relatedness in chacma baboons

The concept of "family" and relatedness are prevalent in the animal kingdom. Individuals seem to be able to tell if they are related to one another, probably in effort to avoid incest breeding (to increase fitness). While "phenotype matching" is proposed to be one of the kin recognition mechanism between animals to assess their relatedness, "phenotype... Continue Reading →

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