Human encroachment is obliterating chimpanzee culture

We are destroying who they are.

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  • A study finds that human impact is decimating the cultures of chimpanzee communities in the wild.
  • Unique localized behaviors are being reduced by 88 percent.
  • Socialized learning in chimps has finally been established, just in time to be destroyed.
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Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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The death of dinosaurs allowed mammals to ditch nocturnal behavior, study finds

Have you ever wondered why modern-day mammals have adaptations for nighttime activity? A new study suggests dinosaurs might be the reason.

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Who Commits More Murders: Animals or Humans?

Humans are not the most murderous creature on this planet. A recent study has laid out the rates of death and found meerkats to be the most lethal.

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