Mitani, an anthropology professor, is principal author of the study in which researchers documented 18 fatal attacks, and found conclusive evidence of three other chimpanzee
killings, by members of a large group of 150 of the primates in Uganda's Kibale National Park.
As if the stories about human suffering in Africa weren't overwhelming enough, along comes one about the plight of many of our primate cousins - young chimpanzees
that have been orphaned as a result of the illegal "bushmeat" trade in places such as Cameroon.
SCIENTISTS have traced the source of the HIV virus to a colony of chimpanzees
The difference in genetic information between human and chimpanzee
Y chromosomes is 1.
Hordern: What special chimpanzee
characteristics did you observe at Lake Gombe?
According to Gandelman and George Strunden, JGI's director of Africa Programs, the root of the problem is in the lack of alternative sources of income in communities bordering chimpanzee
could become virtually extinct in the wild within the next 15 years, according to a wildlife research expert.
Boesch and Boesch-Achermann state that we are just beginning to understand the chimpanzee
model of human evolution and 'the limiting factor in our quest for human and chimpanzee
identity is their [the chimpanzees
) survival' (p.
For 1 of the 2 chimpanzees
, reward procurement behaviors were significantly more likely to occur on probe trials on which the chimpanzee
received no assistance from the experimenter than on trials in which the experimenter assisted the chimpanzee
It's an impressive little project, and here's one of the surprising facts we've already discovered: over 98 percent of the genes of the human are identical to the genes of the chimpanzee
-- it could be as close as 99.
If the analogy between monkey/baboon and chimpanzee
/human being holds, the chimpanzee
heart could serve as a temporary "bridge" to a human heart, if and when it becomes available.