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Chimps 'solve puzzles for fun'
Chimpanzees enjoy trying to solve brainteasers, say researchers at Bedfordshire's Whipsnade Zoo.
Chimps reveal origins of sharing
The human tendency to share and be fair has ancient evolutionary routes, according to a study of chimpanzees.
Chimp grooming postcode lottery
Chimpanzee grooming habits are influenced more by where they live than by genetic or ecological influences, according to research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Chimps 'use human-like gestures'
A Stirling researcher says she has found that wild chimpanzees use similar gestures to humans to communicate.
Brain shrinkage is uniquely human
Chimpanzee brains do not suffer age-related brain shrinkage as humans do, indicating that old age has evolved to "pay for" our bigger brains.
Urinating chimp 'replays fable'
Spitting and urinating chimps have been able to "replay" one of Aesop's ancient fables, scientists report.
Chimpanzees' 66 gestures revealed
Wild chimpanzees use at least 66 distinct gestures to communicate with each other, according to scientists.
Chimps give birth 'like humans'
A study of the birth of a chimpanzee reveals that the animals give birth in a way that was thought to be unique to humans.
Chimps 'catch' contagious yawns
Chimpanzees' contagious yawning suggests they are capable of empathy, say researchers.
Promiscuous apes make more sperm
Chimpanzees produce 200 times more sperm than the world's largest primates, scientists reveal.
Smoking chimp dies in zoo aged 52
A chimpanzee at a South African zoo, famous for smoking cigarettes despite attempts to get him to quit, has died at the age of 52.
Wild chimps outwit human hunters
Wild chimps have learnt how to seek out and deactivate traps set to kill them by human hunters.
Chatting chimps in Uganda, Africa are 'socially aware'
Chimps are aware of the social impact of their communications, primatologists discover.
Chimps are intelligent enough to appreciate a full pint
Chimpanzees are intelligent enough to appreciate how big a pint of liquid is, or the volume of any other measure.
Movie made by chimpanzees to be broadcast on television
The world's first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary.
Chimps use cleavers to chop food
For the first time, chimps are seen using tools to chop up and reduce food into smaller bite-sized portions.
Chimps use tool kit to catch ants
Chimpanzees in Congo-Brazzaville use special tool kits to snare aggressive army ants, scientists report.
Chimps born to appreciate music
Chimpanzees are biologically programmed to appreciate pleasant music.
Chimps mentally map fruit trees
Chimpanzees remember the exact location of all their favourite fruit trees.
Chimps craft ultimate fishing rod
Scientists believe they have solved the mystery of why some chimpanzees are so good at catching termites.
African chimps decline 'alarming'
The population of the endangered West African chimpanzees in Ivory Coast has fallen by about 90% in less than 20 years, a study has suggested.
Ape gestures 'show human links'
Researchers in the US say they have firm evidence that apes communicate using gestures - shedding light on the development of human language.
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