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Thriving chimpanzee population discovered in remote Congolese forest

The large chimpanzee population flourished in a remote and secluded region of the Democratic Republic of Congo
The extraordinary Bili-Uele forest may be one of the few places left in Africa with such a large continuous population of chimpanzees.

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org An extensive survey of an isolated region in northern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered one of the largest remaining populations of Eastern chimpanzee which, until now, had been completely unknown to science.  Continue reading Thriving chimpanzee population discovered in remote Congolese forest

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No loss of vigour for protective male macaques

Male long-tailed macaques that guard their mates are too busy to feed as normal.
Male long-tailed macaques have less time for feeding when guarding their mates.

ResearchBlogging.org Male long-tailed macaques spend much of their time safeguarding females during the mating season, yet are still able to maintain their energy levels, despite this extra duty.  Continue reading No loss of vigour for protective male macaques