Posts tagged with ‘apes

Hey look, it’s a cool chart showing the evolution of humans and other great apes coming from a common ancestor
I don’t mean to preach to the choir here, but I’m just a fan of this evolutionary tree. Out of all the apre relatives, the only great apes left are us, orangutans, chimps and gorillas.
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Hey look, it’s a cool chart showing the evolution of humans and other great apes coming from a common ancestor

I don’t mean to preach to the choir here, but I’m just a fan of this evolutionary tree. Out of all the apre relatives, the only great apes left are us, orangutans, chimps and gorillas.

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Website of the day: Project Apes
Photographer James Mollison took portraits of more than 50 apes. “I decided against photographing in zoos or using ‘animal actors’ but traveled to Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia to meet orphans of the bush meat trade and live pet trade,” he said.
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Website of the day: Project Apes

Photographer James Mollison took portraits of more than 50 apes. “I decided against photographing in zoos or using ‘animal actors’ but traveled to Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia to meet orphans of the bush meat trade and live pet trade,” he said.

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Scientists are now giving water-gun equipped robots to bonobos. Great.

There are programs to help humans communicate with chimps, bonobos and gorillas, but a group of researchers in Iowa have now created RoboBonobo, a robotic bonobo on wheels, equipped with a water gun that bonobos can control via remote. When they’re not busy fucking. Who knew that bonobos had time in their busy group sex schedule to fuck around with robots?

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Alpha male monkey uses some sort of crazy swinging monkey attack to try to take down a human rival

ccording to YouTuber NRucker5, he was told by a manager at the Memphis Zoo’s cafe that the alpha male monkey in a nearby enclosure felt threatened by him because he’s a tall male, and suggested he go stand with his back to the Plexiglas to provoke an “attack.”

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Kanzi the bonobo takes time out of his busy sex life to learn how to make fire and cook food

Chimps and bonobos are pretty damn intelligent creatures, and many have been spotted using very simple tools for things like cracking shells and fishing in termite mounds. But a 31 year old bonobo named Kanzi is the first non-human ape that has developed a fascination with fire— for building campfires and using them for cooking, a skill he learned by watching humans.

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An animated look at the stoned ape theory

Yes, this is a real thing, in which some scientists have proposed that the spark that moved our ancestors from stupid apes into abstract thinking humans was the introduction of hallucinogenic drugs. Dude.

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That gorilla, he walk-a like-a man

And os it begins… they’re evolving at an extraordinary rate! This time next week they’ll be wearing hats and reading the paper and wanting to drive cars.

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