Sissy is a female rhesus macaque who was placed for care at the PRC in September 2019 after having lived for many years in a private home in Lawrenceburg, KY. Sissy is a very sweet girl who is in the process of being introduced to two PRC monkey residents so that she can enjoy the benefits of friendship, grooming, and companionship. She is a very vocal girl who loves to chat with her monkey neighbors and sit in the sunshine. Sissy loves blankets, squeaky toys, and small stuffed animals, especially a little gorilla that she carries with her nearly everywhere she goes. She is always very happy to see her caregivers and greets them with an eyebrow raise and soft grunts to say hello. Her favorite foods are bananas, peaches and monkey chow biscuits.
Scientists have discovered a new primate species in the jungles of Myanmar -- and it's already at risk of extinction.
Older male chimps follow a pattern that researchers also see in humans, preferring to have positive relationships with a few good friends.
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Drawing on 35 years of data, a new study of more than 540 baboons in Amboseli National Park in Kenya finds that male baboons that have close female friends have higher rates of survival than those who don't.
As the consequences of climate change bear down on all species today, flexible behavior in chimpanzees may be more necessary than ever and their past may be their best defense in an uncertain future.
Our study shows that a mother's presence and support throughout the prolonged childhood years was also likely a trait in the last common ancestor that humans shared with chimpanzees six to eight million years ago. This trait is likely to have been fundamental in shaping both chimpanzee and human evolution".
Chimps in more variable conditions exhibit more and different behaviors.
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