A primatologist and a baboon are walking down the street. They meet a second primatologist who says, “Hey, what are you doing with that ape?”
The first primatologist says, “Excuse me, you should know a baboon is not an ape. He’s a type of old world monkey.”
The second one says, “Yes, I know that, but I wasn’t talking to you.”
An orangutan orphan showcases his different point of view at the Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre by WSPA Canada
Smart chimpanzees often have smart offspring, researchers suggest in one of the first analyses of the genetic contribution to intelligence in apes. The findings, published online in Current Biology, could shed light on how human intelligence evolved, and might even lead to discoveries of genes associated with mental capacity.
A team led by William Hopkins, a psychologist at Georgia State University in Atlanta, tested the intelligence of 99 chimpanzees aged 9 to 54 years old, most of them descended from the same group of animals housed at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. The chimps faced cognitive challenges such as remembering where food was hidden in a rotating object, following a human’s gaze and using tools to solve problems.
A subsequent statistical analysis revealed a correlation between the animals’ performance on these tests and their relatedness to other chimpanzees participating in the study. About half of the difference in performance between individual apes was genetic, the researchers found.
If a tamarin is ~1.1 pounds and has 0.2” upper canines, that is the equivalent to a 150 pound human having 30” canines.
Think about that before you decide that you want to play with/keep a callitrichid as a pet.
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