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Human societies developed food preferences based on a blend of what was available and what the group decided it liked most. Those predilections were then passed along as part of the set of socially learned behaviors, values, knowledge, and customs that make up culture. Besides humans, many other social animals are believed to exhibit forms of culture in various ways, too.
Nonhuman primates clearly do more than just screech meaningless sounds at each other, but what are the limits of their communication?
After decades in captivity and a 1,700-mile road trip from Argentina into Brazil, an Asian elephant named Mara finally gained a chance to roam.
Putting the well-being of animals first should be every photographer’s goal. National Geographic photographers share tips on how they do it.
When forests and woodlands don’t provide a respite from the heat, these primates find cooling centers in their arid landscape.
Check out this recent interview with Jane Goodall from On Being with Krista Tippet.
After the decision to cancel the annual on-site Member Event at the Primate Rescue Center to protect the primates, staff, volunteers, members, and our community, the sanctuary was able to shift gears and create a virtual experience instead. This virtual event offered members an exclusive online portal to witness the gift of sanctuary and enjoy many of our event’s highlights through our first ever Virtual Member Event open from June 18 – June 27.
An anthropologist applies the practice of “multispecies ethnography” to study a controversial, flourishing population of macaques on Florida’s Silver River.