Illegal hunters remove more than one million metric tonnes of bushmeat - which is any wild animal meat including chimpanzees
and gorillas - from the Congo Basin in Central Africa every year.
Sarah, a chimpanzee
who died late last month in her late 50s, offers some important clues.
have a working memory which allows them to identify where they have already searched for food, indicating "remarkable" similarities with humans, scientists say.
Primate experts say the new baby is a vital boost to the conservation breeding programme for the species - a critically endangered West African chimpanzee
The baby primate was born to mother Alice, a West African chimpanzee
, at about 5pm last Saturday as zoo guests watched.
This 20 minute tour allows you to see the four chimpanzees
who live at the Safari Park - Copper, Chippy, Jill and Rosie - behaving naturally in their open enclosure.
In particular, the team is calling for locations with exceptional sets of behaviours to be protected as 'chimpanzee
cultural heritage sites', a system based on the UNESCO model for humans.
Such data had never before been compiled on chimpanzee
behavior, the researchers said.
Researchers has discovered an outbreak of human viruses killing chimpanzees
8 by researchers from the Tai Chimpanzee
Project, a research group currently following three habituated neighboring chimpanzee
communities with a total of some 100 individuals.
The female western chimpanzee
was born on June 4 and is said to be inseparable from mum ZeeZee.
The female Western chimpanzee
, which is currently without a name, was born on June 4 to mother ZeeZee.