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A lot of scientific experiments have been conducted that demonstrate how intelligent chimpanzees are, but what about other animals? One method that has been adopted for assessing intellectual ability is relative brain size. Although the common perception is that apes, elephants...
CICASP student Rafaela Takeshita and her collaborators from the department of Ecology and Social Behavior at KUPRI and the Zoology Department at Okayama University of Science have just discovered that neonatal Japanese macaques have extremely high levels of dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS), a sex steroid precursor secreted by the adrenal gland. Their findings will appear shortly in the journal General and Comparative Endocrinology .
A new study published in the American Journal of Primatology (Vol. 75(7), pp. 774-787) shows that ovulation in olive baboons ( Papio anubis ) is advertised through a complex set of sexual signals and cues displayed in several modalities.
In November of 2012, we sat down with Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel, Senior Research Scientist at the Washington National Primate Research Center and lecturer at the University of Washington. Check out the interview on this installment of The PrimateCast.