New Primate From the Congo

It’s not everyday that a new primate species is added to the world’s biodiversity. Thus, the recent news of a new monkey species from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa was a welcome surprise. This week the journal PLOS-One published a detailed description of Read More...

Attractive Gorillas Have the Reproductive Edge

Sexual selection and natural selection are evolutionary processes that shape the way a species behaves and looks over time. Scientists continue to provide evidence that natural selection not only occurred in the past but is continuing to shape species today. Demonstrating selection in the wild is always difficult and it is made even more so when the subject of the study is an animal as large Read More...

Social networking in baboons

Everyone knows that primates are highly social. Savannah baboon troops typically consist of several unrelated males and one or more matrilineal dominance hierarchies. Female baboons interact with all Read More...