Just like humans, chimpanzees and orangutans can apparently remember things that happened years ago in their lives, scientists now find. Full story
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.
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
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."
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.
Kevin Kreigel, FASEB Animals in Research Committee Chairman, explains the value and importance of using chimpanzees for medical research.
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
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