Chimps' strength secrets explained

Chimps' strength secrets explained

Image copyrightAFP Image caption Chimps do appear to be stronger than us, but not by as much as we often thinkThe greater strength of chimpanzees, relative to humans, may have been explained by American scientists. A study suggests the difference is mostly due to a higher proportion in chimps of a muscle fibre type involved in powerful, rapid movements. The findings do not support previous work suggesting mechanical aspects of chimp muscles are responsible. But the difference in chimp-human muscle performance is more modest than sometimes depicted in popular culture….

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Splish splashing spinning gorilla

Splish splashing spinning gorilla

Splish splashing spinning gorilla – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function();a.orb.figState=b)(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/([a-z]2):([0-9]+)/g,function()a[RegExp.$1]=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/[?|&]ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); /*]]>*/ Source link

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Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in BerlinTwo giant pandas have landed safely in Berlin accompanied by Chinese panda specialists and a ton of bamboo. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing were welcomed at Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport by Berlin’s mayor, China’s ambassador to Germany and crowds of reporters. The pair, flown in from China on a Lufthansa cargo plane, were immediately driven to Berlin zoo. They will be introduced to the public next week by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping….

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Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

Yellowstone grizzly: Endangered or not?

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Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Watched chimps change their hunting habits

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNew insight into development of chimp hunting habitsChimpanzees in Uganda may have changed their hunting strategy in response to being watched by scientists. While studying the animals, researchers documented very different hunting habits of two closely neighbouring chimp “tribes”. “Sonso” chimps hunt in small groups for colobus monkeys, while those from the “Waibira” troop hunt solo and catch “whatever they can get their hands on”. The findings show how sensitive chimp society is to human presence. They are published in the journal…

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