Toucan, seed disperser

By dispersing seeds, animals can rapidly reestablish plant diversity in degraded forests more

Bonobo with young / Christian Ziegler

First-of-its-kind study identifies physiological changes in the transition to siblinghood more

All in good time

All in good time

September 13, 2022

Rhythmic accuracy pays off in courtship songs of the rock hyrax more

WPY 2022

Photographic gold

September 01, 2022

Christian Ziegler’s photo of a rare bonobo behavior is honored in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 more

Wealth inequality plagues animal societies too

Drawing inspiration from studies into human inequality can teach us a lot about the evolution of animal groups. more

Meg Crofoot

The prestigious award from the European Research Council will support a revolutionary approach to the study of sleep in wild, group-living animals more

No time to nap in nature

Sacrificing sleep to meet pressing demands is common in wild baboons—and might even be part of our evolutionary history more

For animal societies, cohesion comes at a cost

In a first for wild primates, scientists use ‘Fitbit’ technology on a troop of baboons to reveal the price of sticking together—and who pays the most. more

The troop is on course

The troop is on course

July 02, 2021

From the Max Planck Research magazine, Meg Crofoot's research on the compromise that binds a troop of olive baboons more

Scientists risk overestimating numbers of wild bonobos

Study warns that changing climate in the Congo Basin is impacting assessment of the endangered apes more

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