Category archives for Apes

Happy Birthday Cheeta!

Cheeta, yoiu may not realize this, but it was YOU who got me interested in Africa and Anthropolology! Happy 76th birhday! You don’t look a day over 50 or so. And no, I don’t say that to all the chimps, just some of them.

Charlton Heston Dead

Charlton Heston, Ben Hur, friend to future apes, Moses, English King, has died at the age of 84. In the words of Michael Levine, Heston’s agent: “If Hollywood had a Mt. Rushmore, Heston’s face would be on it” Here some footage of Heston getting stoned:

Wild Gorillas Gone Wild

This is a photograph of wild western lowland gorillas copulating in, sort of, the missionary position. This shot was taken in the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo.

Brilliant chimp

OK, here’s a quiz for you. You have a tube that is fixed in space. You cannot move it. It is too small for you to get your hands into it, and there is a peanut in the bottom. You want the peanut. How do you extract the peanut? Have a look at how this…

Chimpanzee Food Sharing: Sharing Ideas

Remember this post on chimpanzee food sharing? Over a PLoS, where the original paper is published, you can get involved in a discussion of the paper. I posted something over there in response to someone else’ Go have a look, here. Access to the discussion is on the right side bar.

Chimpanzee Food Sharing

Is chimpanzee food sharing an example of food for sex? One of the most important transitions in human evolution may have been the incorporation of regular food sharing into the day to day ecology of our species or our ancestors. Although this has been recognized as potentially significant for some time, it was probably the…