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Should Chimpanzees Have Human Rights?

Chimpanzees and humans share about 99 percent of the same DNA. Should chimps also have some of the same rights as humans? This week an animal rights group, the Nonhuman Rights Project, filed the first…

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Orphaned Baby Chimp Adopted by Dog (Photos)

After its mother died, this little chimpanzee was in trouble: it needed lots of extra attention and care if it was going to survive. Luckily, a zoo employee was able to take the chimp home, where he c…

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Chimp, Human Babies Are Fast Friends

Video of a baby at the Sedgwick County Zoo sharing a moment with a baby chimp is making people everywhere smile. The two share a moment looking at one another and playfully slapping the glass. …

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These Chimpanzees Make Tools as Weapons

In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Exp…

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Saving Orphaned Chimpanzees

A sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares orphaned chimps for release in the wild. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "JJpMYTyRWuDv6ZA0", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLo…

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Jane Goodall on the Future, Aging and Conservation

In the second part of my interview with the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall, we discuss aging, veganism, zoos, aging and her wishes for the future. For part one, click here. Marianne Schnall: Tell us …

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Jane Goodall on Our Connection to Animals

It's been over 50 years since Dr. Jane Goodall first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania's Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research Dr. Goodall pioneere…

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Smoking Chimp Passes Away

Charlie 'the smoking chimp' died recently at a South African zoo. It has been speculated he adopted the unhealthy habit when he was a circus animal in America, and had been trained to do it to entert…

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Are Chimps Smarter than Humans? (3 videos)

Chimps and humans are nearly 99 percent alike in their genetic makeup. Scientists and researchers have conducted myriad studies of their intelligence. These 3 fascinating videos show some of the r…

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Chimpanzees: Even More Like Humans Than We Think

One more piece of evidence that chimpanzees are far more like humans than we tend to, and probably want to, admit: BBC News reports scientists in Scotland and others from Oxford University have docume…

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