News file for: Primates

Monogamy Evolved In Primates To Protect Infants From Being Killed

Monogamy Evolved In Primates To Protect Infants From Being Killed

The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males is the key driver of monogamy in primates, according to a new study by researchers.

Saving The Cao Vit Gibbon, The Second Rarest Ape In The World

Saving The Cao Vit Gibbon, The Second Rarest Ape In The World

In the 1960s, the cao vit gibbon was declared extinct. But in 2002, the animals turned up along Vietnam’s remote northern border.

Monkeys, Like Humans, Can Synchronize Their Movements

Monkeys, Like Humans, Can Synchronize Their Movements

Researchers in Japan have shown for the first time that pairs of macaque monkeys spontaneously synchronize their movement, just like humans.

World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates Revealed In IUCN Report

World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates Revealed In IUCN Report

The world’s 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released on Monday at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity COP11.