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New evidence of cultural diversification between neighboring chimpanzee communities -- ScienceDaily

WE MUST STOP 6 LANE HIGHWAY THROUGH NIGERIA RAINFOREST : Endangered Gorillas have no need for a super speed highway. Conservationists say the construction would displace at least 180 indigenous communities and slice through a national park and adjoining forest reserves that provide habitats for some of the country’s most beleaguered species, including the endangered Cross River gorilla, chimpanzees, forest elephants and pangolins.

New evidence of cultural diversification between neighboring chimpanzee communities.

Neighboring chimp communities have their own nut-cracking styles

FAUNA WELCOMES BLACKIE & DOLLY! : Blackie and Dolly arrived from Parc Safari, a zoo south of Montreal. Dolly and Blackie, 49 and 48, have lived at Parc Safari over 40 years. They lost two family members this year, Rene and Daisy. Chimpanzees should live in large communities, so two chimpanzees is not a social group. Learn about their wonderful new lives at Fauna…..

Photo by @ronan_donovan // There are several things to be concerned about in this image of a wild chimpanzee clutching a plastic soda bottle in western Uganda. First, wild animals shouldn't have access to human garbage, especially those animals that are our closest relatives and can contract the same diseases (influenza for example). Secondly, this young male chimp isn't even standing in a natural forest, it's an exotic plantation of eucalyptus. This community of 22 chimps have lost 85% of…

Photo by @ronan_donovan // There are several things to be concerned about in this image of a wild chimpanzee clutching a plastic soda bottle in western Uganda. First, wild animals shouldn't have access to human garbage, especially those animals that are our closest relatives and can contract the same diseases (influenza for example). Secondly, this young male chimp isn't even standing in a natural forest, it's an exotic plantation of eucalyptus. This community of 22 chimps have lost 85% of…

A little social support from your best buds goes a long way, whether you’re a human or a chimp. A new study that followed a chimpanzee community in the forests of Uganda has found that quality time with close companions significantly decreased stress hormone levels in the primates — whether they were resting, grooming or facing off against rival groups.

19 CHIMPS RETIRED AT LAST : This is Theo, 23 years old, and he was recently retired along with 18 other chimps that spent decades in research labs in New Mexico, to Chimp Haven Sanctuary in Louisiana thanks to the support of a $85,500 grant from the New Mexico Community Foundation's Chimpanzee Sanctuary Fund.

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