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Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic
...n through the study of an ancient virus called Pan troglodytes
endogenous retrovirus, or PtERV1. "This ancient virus is a battle that humans have already won. Humans are not susceptible to it and have probably been resistant throughout millennia," said senior author Michael Emerman, Ph.D., a member of the Human...
Chimpanzees found to use tools to hunt mammalian prey
...oli community of savanna-dwelling chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes
verus) in southeastern Senegal. Chimpanzees were observed making spear-like tools in a step-wise fashion, and subsequently using them with jabbing motions in an apparent effort to obtain lesser bushbabies (Galago senegalensis) from cavities in hollow...
Road-crossing in chimpanzees: A risky business
...studied in the small community of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes
verus) at Bossou, Guinea, West Africa as they crossed two roads, one large and busy with traffic, the other smaller and frequented mostly by pedestrians. Adult males, less fearful and more physically imposing than other group members, were found to t...
Use of stone hammers sheds light on geographic patterns of chimpanzee tool use
...is is one of the first reports of tool use for Pan troglodytes
vellerosus, the most endangered and understudied chimpanzee subspecies. It highlights the necessity to preserve the rich array of cultures found across chimpanzee populations and communities, which represent our best model for understanding the evolu...
Gorilla susceptibility to Ebola virus: the cost of sociality
...las (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes
troglodytes) in this region. However, the causes of outbreak among wild animals, and the way the virus spreads, remain unclear. It has been argued that the infection of apes only occurs by way of the so-called "reservoir" species (unknown, but possib...
Poaching, logging, and outbreaks of Ebola threaten central African gorillas and chimpanzees
...a gorilla) and the central African chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes
troglodytes) that share the same habitat in six countries. The plan represents an urgent appeal to the international community for immediate action, before the damage is irreversible. While the experts were unable to establish precise population figu...