SeriousMonkeyBusiness

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  • August 9, 2011
  • 11:30 AM
  • 2,868 views

Getting "Mean Girled" in the Baboon World: The Price of Being Sexy.

by Serious Monkey Business in This is Serious Monkey Business

What do female baboons have in common with the Plastics from Mean Girls? A lot of aggression towards attractive female baboons that might pose a threat to their resources--but not in the typical way you might think.... Read more »

  • June 11, 2011
  • 10:24 AM
  • 1,501 views

R.I.P. Toshisada Nishida.

by seriousmonkeybusiness in This is Serious Monkey Business

On June 7th, 2011, one of the world's pioneering primatologists, Toshisada Nishida, passed away at age 70. A look back at his career and his accomplishments.... Read more »

  • May 20, 2011
  • 10:14 AM
  • 2,197 views

Thyme for something new? Orangutans and new food choices.

by Serious Monkey Business in This is Serious Monkey Business

A recent study examined captive orangutans' learning processes in trying new foods and whether or not neophobia persists in captive orangutans. Also includes what this exactly means.... Read more »

Gustafsson E, Krief S, & Saint Jalme M. (2011) Neophobia and Learning Mechanisms: How Captive Orangutans Discover Medicinal Plants. Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology, 82(1), 45-55. PMID: 21525772  

  • May 5, 2011
  • 09:50 AM
  • 3,089 views

The Curious Case of the Present Hymen.

by Serious Monkey Business in This is Serious Monkey Business

The hymen: you know it as the tissue that gets removed when you lose your virginity, but is there more you might be missing?... Read more »

Hobday, A.J., Haury, L., . (1997) Function of the human hymen. Medical Hypotheses, 171-173. info:/

  • March 29, 2011
  • 04:41 PM
  • 1,459 views

A Cognitive Approach.

by SeriousMonkeyBusiness in This is Serious Monkey Business

Cognition: responsible for the tasks many of us seem to enjoy, also responsible for the encephalization and increased sociality within primates, and so, so much more.... Read more »

Sinha, A. (2003) A beautiful mind: attribution and intentionality in wild bonnet macaques. Current Science, 85(7), 1021-1031. info:other/

  • March 29, 2011
  • 03:42 PM
  • 1,750 views

A Cognitive Approach

by Serious Mokey Business in This is Serious Monkey Business

Cognition: responsible for the tasks many of us seem to enjoy, also responsible for the encephalization and increased sociality within primates, and so, so much more.... Read more »

Sinha, A. (2003) A beautiful mind: attribution and intentionality in wild bonnet macaques. Current Science, 85(7), 1021-1031. info:other/

  • February 15, 2011
  • 10:55 AM
  • 2,533 views

Primate vaccines: help you to help me?

by SeriousMonkeyBusiness in This is Serious Monkey Business

"Help me to help you"--or is it the other way around with the new vaccines to help great apes avoid Ebola? Regardless, there are some reasons to be skeptical about the idea of vaccinating wildlife.... Read more »

Rouquet P, Froment JM, Bermejo M, Kilbourn A, Karesh W, Reed P, Kumulungui B, Yaba P, Délicat A, Rollin PE.... (2005) Wild animal mortality monitoring and human Ebola outbreaks, Gabon and Republic of Congo, 2001-2003. Emerging infectious diseases, 11(2), 283-90. PMID: 15752448  

  • January 28, 2011
  • 12:32 PM
  • 1,220 views

Bonding, Biophilia, and Biosynergy--oh my!

by Serious Monkey Business in This is Serious Monkey Business

Growing up, I never gave so much of a guenon's dung for primates. But after one class and some research, I think about the effects of bonding with primates and what effects that has on the environment.... Read more »

  • January 5, 2011
  • 12:15 PM
  • 1,580 views

"Bad-sad-bad" and other responses to death.

by SeriousMonkeyBusiness in This is Serious Monkey Business

Death--every philosopher has a take on it. But what is the take on death from a primatological perspective?... Read more »

Anderson J.R. (2010) A primatological perspective on death. American Journal of Primatology. PMID: 21197638  

  • December 22, 2010
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2,293 views

Is habituation permissible from a biocentric perspective?

by seriousmonkeybusiness in This is Serious Monkey Business

Habituation: a necessary method for primate research, but is it ethical from a biocentric perspective?... Read more »

Doran-Sheehy, D., Derby, A., Greer, D., & Mongo, P. (2007) Habituation of western gorillas: the process and factors that influence it. American Journal of Primatology, 69(12), 1354-1369. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.20442  

  • November 23, 2010
  • 02:36 AM
  • 1,160 views

Some new yellow-tailed woolly monkeys on the block.

by seriousmonkeybusiness in This is Serious Monkey Business

Here's something to get some holiday cheer in your lives a little early: a new population of critically endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey was discovered recently!--but who are these guys and what exactly does this mean?... Read more »

Anneke M. DeLuycker. (2007) Notes on the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) and Its Status in the Protected Forest of Alto Mayo, Northern Peru. Primate Conservation, 41-47. info:/

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