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As West Africa struggles with the largest known outbreak of Ebola, Dr. Peter Piot shares how he helped discover and describe the virus’ first known outbreak in 1976 Zaire. Also, geneticist Gil McVean studies the rates of genetic mutation in chimpanzee DNA compared to that of humans to try to determine the date of our last common ancestor.
Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! Hour 1 – Dr. Jane Goodall pioneered studies that sought to understand…
Twice Emmy-nominated actress, singer and fitness guru Charlotte Ross has starred in over 12 Prime Time television series. She is most known for her regular starring roles on Daytime and Prime Time shows like Days of Our Lives and NYPD Blue and Glee. On the Big Screen, Charlotte has starred along side Nicholas Cage and…
A captive chimpanzee and orangutan take to the pool in the first documented video of apes swimming, a new study says.
The forces of the forest make searching for chimpanzees, alive or dead, a challenge.
Even with high-tech methods, measuring body size in wild chimpanzees is difficult.
Primates can quickly recall something learned three years before, suggesting that memories are not uniquely human, a new study says.
Bee stings to the face, deadly serpents, and raging arson fires…no day is the same for a chimp researcher in Uganda.
Living with chimps may not do wonders for your communication abilities, but it just might pay off in a better understanding of theirs.
With the scarcity of ripe fruit at Gombe over the last month and a half, the chimps have spread out across the park in order to avoid intense feeding competition. While, currently, this might be the best foraging strategy, it can be awfully lonely.
With foraging chimps coming up with little more than a few hard, bright green fruits, it wasn’t surprising when one tried his odds at catching a more satisfying meal.
The Gombe chimps have disappeared, turning us into detectives as well as biologists. While days can go by without any sign of the chimps, occasionally we get clues to their whereabouts.
Nowadays we don’t stop much to eat, balancing coffee in the car, scarfing a sandwich on the subway and grabbing a pretzel on the street as we race around town. For the month of April, the chimps have adopted our busy lifestyle thanks to the availability of their very own grab-n-go food, budyenkende.
Last decade, Frodo was the villain in Gombe, beating down chimps, monkeys, and humans alike on his journey to the top. Nowadays, the retired alpha-male has adopted a new lifestyle as distinguished as the grey hair coating his back.