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Chimps move into multi-million pound “gaff”

October 2, 2011

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How many of you would love to live in a $7 million home? Sounds excessive, but captive chimpanzees at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo are proud tenants of the state-of-the-art interactive complex. It’s been designed to allow members of the public to get up close and personal  with our nearest cousins. The new home includes a parallel […]

Chimp recognises distorted speech

July 12, 2011

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The notion that language evolved only in the human lineage has long been attributed to the linguist, Noam Chomsky. He argued that mankind had a special “language organ” unique to us which did not exist in any other animal. This idea has been challenged over the years by a number of researchers who argue that […]