Chimpanzees News

Great apes suffer mid-life crisis too

Wild male orangutan in Sumatra. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Homo sapiens are not alone in experiencing a dip in happiness during middle age (often referred to as a mid-life…

Without data, fate of great apes unknown

Improving the evidence base for African great ape conservation: An interview with Sandra Tranquilli. Silverback gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Our closest nonhuman…

Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

Sierra Leone, one of Africa's poorest countries, today announced the establishment of Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), an area of forest home to chimpanzees, a key population of pygmy hippo,…

Conservationists seek $15M for rarest chimp

A new conservation plan calls for $14.6 million in funding to save the world's rarest subspecies of chimp: the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, reports the Wildlife Conservation Scoeity (WCS). Limited to pockets…

Elephants cooperate as well as chimps

A new study proves that elephants understand how sometimes two is better than one. Working with Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, researchers reconstructed a classic…