macaque in zoo
Leading Japanese Primate Research Center is Closing
Kyoto University is shuttering its Primate Research Institute after its director was dismissed for misuse of funding.
ABOVE: ISTOCK VALENTIN PETKOV
Leading Japanese Primate Research Center is Closing
Leading Japanese Primate Research Center is Closing

Kyoto University is shuttering its Primate Research Institute after its director was dismissed for misuse of funding.

Kyoto University is shuttering its Primate Research Institute after its director was dismissed for misuse of funding.

ABOVE: ISTOCK VALENTIN PETKOV
ape
silhouette of a chimpanzee swinging against a blue sky
Alu Leap May Explain Why Apes Don’t Have Tails
Annie Melchor | Sep 23, 2021
A transposable element that jumped into the TBXT gene, which is linked to tail morphology, appears to be to blame for our missing appendage.
Image of the Day: Vestibular System
Amy Schleunes | Mar 13, 2020
The inner ear cavity proves to be a useful tool for studying the evolutionary relationships among monkeys, apes, and humans.
bonobo diet nutrition evolution human anthropology iodine deficient greens eat vegetables plants herbs omnivorous
Image of the Day: Side Salad
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 2, 2019
Bonobos eat their aquatic greens, perhaps to get their daily dose of iodine.
A Tiny Missing Link?
Bob Grant | Nov 2, 2015
The common ancestor of all apes, including great apes and humans, may have been not-so-great in stature.