With their red hair and funny faces, orangutans have won a place in our hearts. But they stand out, even among apes, for other reasons too.
Though monkeys can’t imitate human language despite speech-ready vocal tracts because of their brains’ wiring, their versatile alarm calls meet their needs.
If additional tests reveal bonobos actually are communicating with one another, the authors’ evolutionary leaps will still be groundless.
Does a "talking" orangutan fill the gap between monkeys and humans in the evolution and origin of human language?
Does the chimpanzee ability to see-a-snake and sound-a-signal recapitulate the evolutionary underpinnings of human language?
Primordial primate said to have scampered about the trees in ancient Montana.
No human acrobat ever attempted the kind of superhuman feats that gibbons perform every day.
Researchers are astounded by ape communication skills.
Simian use of gestures is the latest evidence of evolution—at least, that’s the impression given by a BBC NEWS article describing research into how bonobos and chimpanzees communicate.
Evolutionists used to think the lemurs got to Madagascar before the island broke off from Africa. Now they have to assume that the island was in its present place before these creatures arrived.
An eccentric German, named Von Osten, set out to show that animals were as clever as men. He spent two years educating a horse which became known as Clever Hans.