The following video is a bit dated, it's from 2004... but still I'm sharing it with you because it is very informative and rare. The video is of Susan Savage-Rumbaugh's TED talk, in which she presents human traits and behaviors in bonobos, specifically the bonobo that made her famous, Kanzi.
Gorilla Protection links us up to an excellent report done by Al Jazeera on the threats to mountain gorillas. It's a bit long, but it is really well done. Before you check out the video, another dead gorilla has been found.
A PLoS One study of chimpanzees at Bossou in Republic of Guinea, shows that the male chimpanzees raid farms and orchards for fruit that they steal and bring back to the females. In exchange, the males shared their fruity booty with the females in a food-for-sex trade. The photo to your right shows one of... Continue Reading →
Pattty, one of our regulars, emailed me with this hilarious advertisement involving a man dressed up as a gorilla and rocking out to Phil Collins. I'm pretty sure it will liven up your Monday blues.
Leaving stoic stereotypes behind, this silverback shows his playful side with a caregiver. Having no idea what the TV show is about, I find it best to watch the video without any sound. Thanks to the Tonia at the Gorilla Keepers Forum for pointing it out!
The amount of evidence that is out there in support of chimpanzee culture is rather overwhelming if you ask me. Most primatologists will agree that these socially, intellectually, and emotionally complex great apes have unique behaviors and learning systems that begin to mimic our own cultures and social structures. In a new Current Biology research... Continue Reading →
From time to time I like to put up a funny primate related piece of media to break the monotony that sometimes is 'hardcore' science. Considering, we just had a row of such material, here's a video that you may enjoy. I for one got a good chuckle out of it. Though sometimes the animals... Continue Reading →
If you are as easily amused as I am, then you should get a good chuckle out of watching this video of Vervet monkeys crashing some bars in St. Kitts. I feel kinda guilty laughing at the drunk monkeys. If you also feel a bit guilty about this video, you can balance out your karma... Continue Reading →
Funny how this video came up on one of my favorite blogs, because I've been meaning to talk about how tarsiers fit into the primate phylogeny. But, I won't get into that yet because this video of a little tarsier chowing down on some cricket is thoroughly entertaining:
Alright, I'm assuming that if I need a break from our recent discussions on chimps using spears, stress & primate physiology, ethics, and new species then so do you. So, to break the monotony here's a set of entertaining and heart-warming videos of one of Little Rock Zoo's gorilla families. In the first video you... Continue Reading →