Prior to developing the capacity for speech, toddlers communicate their desires, demands, and discontent using a diverse repertoire of physical gestures. As a new study shows, there’s a significant amount of overlap between the gestures employed by human children and those made by other ape species, a finding that’s…
A certain Chinese noblewoman—potentially Lady Xia, grandmother to the first emperor of China—had a menagerie buried with her in her tomb: a leopard, a crane, an asiatic black bear, a lynx, and, most notably, a gibbon. That gibbon was part of newly identified, now-extinct genus and species, researchers reported Thursday…
In a twist that rivals cinema’s best, a new study published Tuesday in Royal Society Open Science suggests a horrible truth: We’ve been the damn dirty apes all along. It found that beds made by one of our closest primate relatives, chimpanzees, contain little personal filth, meaning germs and parasites from their own…
Fossils of ancient apes are even rarer than those of ancient humans, so very little is known about these important evolutionary missing links. The unexpected discovery of a 13 million-year-old infant ape skull in Kenya is offering a tantalizing glimpse of a new species that lived well before humans and apes embarked…
There is no permanent good in this world. One minute, everything seems fine. The next minute, the forces of darkness steal away Chantek, the beloved, 39-year-old signing orangutan.
When Japanese researchers wanted to see if chimps could learn things from simply viewing a situation just once, they needed to create situations where apes would anticipate a noteworthy event. So they made their own horror films just for apes.
The Kansas City Zoo didn’t have the best track record when it came to penning-in its primates—two gorillas got out in 2012 and two chimpanzees ran away in 2014 (I assume they all were brought back?). So when building a new orangutan habitat, the zoo brought in some experts to test the sheer rock walls for…
This remarkable video was shot as part of a 29-month study of chimps crossing what’s often a dangerously busy road in Uganda’s Kibale National Park. Unlike in studies conducted of quieter roads, here the apes cautiously looked both ways, moved rapidly, and made sure all in the group made it across safely.
Sumatra and Borneo are the only places in the world where orangutans – the so-called "red apes" – live in the wild. Both species are endangered, the Sumatran one critically so. And your Halloween candy could be, at least in part, to blame.
The scariest ape to ever fire a gun while grinning may return to the Planet of the Apes franchise. Or at least director Matt Reeves really wants to leave that door open.
It's hard to study intelligence in humans — our cultures are incredibly complex, and what counts as "smart" is defined as much by our societies as it is by our genes. So some researchers have turned to chimpanzees to understand what actually gives rise to intelligence in the brain.
Wow, the more we see from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the more we fall in love with it. And this behind-the-scenes video is no exception. Dammit, these apes look real! Give us this movie now!
If you thought Dawn of the Planet of the Apes couldn't look much better, watch this new trailer and prepare to be proven wrong. Caesar addressing his people (who address him back), an ape playing dumb to get the drop on some idiot humans, gun-toting apes gone wild — IT HAS APE EVERYTHING.
Been confused as to how the apes seen at the end of Rise of the Planet of Apes have managed to decimate the human race before the beginning of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Wonder no longer, as this short featurette focuses on the real killer — the Simian Flu.
Check out this gorgeous behind-the-scenes footage from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This modern day adaptation’s beautiful work of performance capture still continues to amaze us. Plus, get to meet a few of the new apes!
We cannot wait for the next Apes movie to hit theaters. Today, 10 new images from the production were released to the masses, and dammit if these gun-toting apes don't look gorgeous. So much tension, so many primates! Can't waaaait!
What has happened to the mighty leader of the apes since we last saw him in Rise of the Planet of the Apes? In our exclusive interview with Apes star Andy Serkis, the man behind the primate reveals all the details behind Caesar's new world order — plus more information on his next feature Jungle Book!
Fox took the stage at CinemaCon, with one of the most impressive movie rollouts we've seen thus far. We saw a massive chunk of X-Men Days Of Future Past (more on that in a bit) — but more importantly, we saw the first ever clip from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and it is absolutely stunning. Spoilers ahead.
A whole host of new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes pictures has revealed what happened after the Apes took the Golden Gate Bridge. Including a first look at the primate HQ, where the apes have apparently learned how to use fire, and created their own language.
At 10 feet tall and up to 1,200 pounds, the aptly-named Gigantopithecus blacki were the largest apes the world has ever seen. These beasts went extinct some 100,000 years ago, and surprisingly, they may have been taken down by a diet that was too rich in fruit.