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Generation times in wild chimpanzees and gorillas suggest earlier divergence times in great ape and human evolution
Fossils and molecular data are two independent sources of information that should in principle provide consistent inferences of when evolutionary lineages diverged. Here we use an alternativeExpand
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Best practice guidelines for the re-introduction of great apes
Re-introduction is one tool for conserving great apes and their natural habitats. These guidelines adapt other IUCN documents to pertain specifically to the re-introduction of great apes.
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Evolution of a behavior-linked microsatellite-containing element in the 5' flanking region of the primate AVPR1A gene
BackgroundThe arginine vasopressin V1a receptor (V1aR) modulates social cognition and behavior in a wide variety of species. Variation in a repetitive microsatellite element in the 5' flanking regionExpand
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Aging in the Natural World: Comparative Data Reveal Similar Mortality Patterns Across Primates
Aging patterns in humans fall within the parameters of other primates in natural populations. Human senescence patterns—late onset of mortality increase, slow mortality acceleration, and exceptionalExpand
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Factors influencing the formation and maintenance of all-male gorilla groups in captivity
The social housing of males is of particular importance for captive managers of polygynous species. In this work, we highlight nine areas we believe are important to the successful formation andExpand
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Group size: Determinants in the wild and implications for the captive housing of wild mammals in zoos
Abstract Group size is one of the most important factors influencing the formation and maintenance of successful social groups in captivity. For zoos, appropriate social groupings are of the utmostExpand
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Adult Cleaner Wrasse Outperform Capuchin Monkeys, Chimpanzees and Orang-utans in a Complex Foraging Task Derived from Cleaner – Client Reef Fish Cooperation
The insight that animals' cognitive abilities are linked to their evolutionary history, and hence their ecology, provides the framework for the comparative approach. Despite primates renowned dietaryExpand
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Extreme Conservation Leads to Recovery of the Virunga Mountain Gorillas
As wildlife populations are declining, conservationists are under increasing pressure to measure the effectiveness of different management strategies. Conventional conservation measures such as lawExpand
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Evidence for social learning in wild lemurs (Lemur catta)
Interest in social learning has been fueled by claims of culture in wild animals. These remain controversial because alternative explanations to social learning, such as asocial learning orExpand
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Comparative assessment of handedness for a coordinated bimanual task in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus).
Hand preferences for a coordinated bimanual task were assessed in a sample of 31 captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and 19 captive orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and were compared with chimpanzee (PanExpand
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