On Fongoli Chimpanzee Survival Strategies & Implications of Early Human Evolution

The Fongoli savanna in southeast Senegal offers a unique ecosystem. Temperatures can rise above 110 degrees Fahrenheit with brush fires sweeping across. The chimpanzees who live on these savannas weren't well understood. Erin Wessling at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology studied these chimpanzees. She compared these chimps to forest chimpanzees. The Fongoli savanna... Continue Reading →

Orangutans Observed Treating Pain

Behavioral ecologist Helen Morrogh-Bernard of the Borneo Nature Foundation spent 20,000 hours studying 10 Orangutans of in the Sabangau Peat Swamp Forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Her results are published here. She first observed a female orangutan in 2005 chew a particular plant that isn't part of their diet. That individual and others chew the... Continue Reading →

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