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Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus

The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

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Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2018
The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 2, 2017
The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered. 
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Orangutans Nurse Their Young for More than Eight Years
Diana Kwon | May 19, 2017
Scientists think these apes switch to breastfeeding during periods of food scarcity.
Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together
Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 21, 2016
Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 
Research Chimps Being Retired
Research Chimps Being Retired
Tanya Lewis | May 6, 2016
A Louisiana research center is sending more than 200 chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Georgia.
Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains
Study: Faster Metabolism Boosted Human Brains
Tanya Lewis | May 5, 2016
Humans burn calories faster than any other primate, researchers report.
Great Ape Microbiomes
Great Ape Microbiomes
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2014
Chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas harbor more microbial diversity in their guts than do humans, a study shows.
Bipedal Beginnings
Bipedal Beginnings
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 2013
Re-examination of a thigh bone from one of the earliest putative hominins could impact scientists’ understanding of the origins of human bipedalism, a study suggests.
Oldest Fossil of Ape Discovered
Oldest Fossil of Ape Discovered
Ed Yong | May 15, 2013
Two new fossils of ancient primates shed light on the divergence of apes and Old World monkeys.