Chimps are strong, smart and dangerous. So what’s holding them back from world domination?
Kanzi the chimp has learnt how to start fire
Chimps are the only species of great ape (except for us) that hunts and kills mammals. Sometimes even with spears. However, this makes up a relatively small part of their diet (some estimates put it at only 3%), so it is widely believed that the primary reason they hunt isn’t for food. The groups which…
Human language is unique, so what did it evolve from? Some researchers believe it might have its roots in laughter.
Eastern chimps have different cultures and are philopatric, so looking for the last male common ancestor (known as Y-Chromosomal Adam) can tell us how long it has been since their cultures arose.
Our hands are the source of our success, allowing us to make advanced tools with ease. Yet they appear to be an evolutionary accident, a side-effect of our evolving feet.
Archaeological techniques have been applied to chimps, revealing that they’ve been cracking nuts at the same site for 4,300 years