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In a new study, UK researchers established that "lip-smacking," a typical behavior seen in chimps, happens in the same timing range as human mouths when they speak.
When Jane Goodall first witnessed chimpanzees using sticks to “fish” for termites, she toppled the notion that only humans use tools. Now, a new study has shown groups of chimps fish using their own cultural techniques, which they pass down to successive generations, New Scientist reports.
Human respiratory viruses are already the leading cause of death in chimp communities at Kibale and at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall worked, according to a study by Goldberg and colleagues. Now, as COVID-19 spreads closer to endangered great apes in Africa and Asia, researchers and veterinarians are gearing up to protect the apes as well as local people.
After observing great apes in Borneo, an anthropologist reflects on being raised by a single mother—and on how women learn to be good moms.
During this pandemic, safety guidelines have been implemented at the Primate Rescue Center to restrict attendance to essential staff only. This is the safest thing possible, and I completely respect the decision made by everyone there, as I know it was surely a...
Dr. Goodall’s work has changed our basic understanding of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. Rolling Stone caught up with Goodall, 86, for our special Climate Issue before the outbreak shut down the planet.
Bucky and his long-time companion Timmy started their lives as “pets” in a human home. They came to live at the Primate Rescue Center in 2013 after their owner decided to surrender them and allow them to live out their lives in sanctuary. They continue to live...
The National Geographic Museum Releases a Virtual Tour of its Current Exhibition “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall”
For the first time, the National Geographic Museum has developed a virtual tour of the "Becoming Jane" exhibition and we invite you to explore with us.