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Ape Aptitude: Chimps & Orangutans May Recall Older Memories

Just like humans, chimpanzees and orangutans can apparently remember things that happened years ago in their lives, scientists now find. Full story

Chimp victim tries again to sue Conn. for $150M

A woman disfigured by a friend's chimpanzee in 2009 is trying again to sue Connecticut for $150 million, saying the state had the authority and obligation to seize a dangerous animal. Full story

Chimp Genetic History Stranger Than Humans'

The most comprehensive catalog of great-ape genome diversity to date offers insight into primate evolution, revealing chimpanzees have a much more complex genetic history than humans. Full story

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Retired Research Chimps Get Second Chance at Life

U.S. to retire most chimpanzees from medical research

NIH to retire most chimps from medical research

What Baseball Pitchers Owe to Ancient Hunters

Captive Chimpanzees May Get Endangered Status in US

Apes Have Temper Tantrums, Too

Spotted: 1st Evidence of Leopard Eating Chimp

Humans Evolved Flexible, Lopsided Brains

Chimps Trade Tools To Help Out Pals

Monkeying Around With Puzzles Makes Chimps Happy


  Hundreds of lab chimps to be retired

This has been a very good week for chimpanzees and the people who love them. The federal government decided to dramatically reduce their use in invasive biomedical research and retire hundreds of chimps who've been in labs for decades. NBC's Lisa Myers reports.

  Click 3: The three most awesomest things on the Internet for June 27

Chris Hayes shares the three most awesomest things on the Internet. 1) The President travels to Africa, and the White House, as well as the First Lady, are documenting the journey through Instagram.  2) The NIH announces it will retire 90 percent of its research chimpanzees.  3) Wendy Davis mania ta

  Chimpanzees are 'amazing creatures'

Amy Fultz, the Behavior and Education Program Manager at Chimp Haven, tells NBC's Lisa Myers their main objective is to "take the best care possible of the chimpanzees that are being retired from biomedical research."

  After decades in research labs, chimps finally roam free

Medical research on chimpanzees has been banned in every country but the U.S., but on Wednesday the federal government moved to significantly curtail it. NBC’s Lisa Myers reports.

  Chimpanzees have a 'unique predisposition in terms of genetics to humans'

Kevin Kreigel, FASEB Animals in Research Committee Chairman, explains the value and importance of using chimpanzees for medical research. 

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"Go" Gesture
"Go" Gesture

A chimpanzee named Panpanzee and a child known as GN give the gesture for "go," which involves reaching and pointing when there is no object indicated. Researchers found that young humans and apes drew upon a similar repertoire of gestures.


As chimps and bonobos grew up, they learned to point to printed symbols called lexigrams, as shown in this video image.


A chimpanzee cuddles her infant in their newly renovated habitat at Taronga Zoo in Sydney in this September 30, 2011 photo. The National Institutes of Health, America's foremost medical research agency, said January 23, 2013 it would no longer fund studies involving chimpanzees as it prepares to rev

Baby chimp and baby bear playing together at the Myrtle Beach Safari park, South Carolina, America - 06 Apr 2013
Baby chimp and baby bear playing together at the Myrtle Beach Safari park, South Carolina, America - 06 Apr 2013

EXCLUSIVEMandatory Credit: Photo by Barry Bland/Rex / Rex USA 5-month-old grizzly bear Bam Bam and 16-month-old chimp Vali playingBaby chimp and baby bear playing together at the Myrtle Beach Safari park, South Carolina, America - 06 Apr 2013Meet the adorable duo who prove that you don't have to