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Zoboomafoo's Granddaughter Born at Duke
Monday, March 2, 2015

A little more than two months after the TV-star lemur known as Zoboomafoo died at age 20, his fifth grandbaby -- a girl -- has been born at the Duke Lemur Center.Her name is Isabella, and she's doing great.Her grandfather's real name was Jovian, and his legacy lives on in seven surviving offspring... Read full article »
Alumnus Aaron Sandel - National Geographic Young Explorer
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Duke alumnus Aaron Sandel is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He writes from Ngogo, in the center of Kibale National Park in Uganda, home to 200 chimpanzees, the subjects of his dissertation. A National Geographic Young Explorers grant in 2013 got him through the angst... Read full article »
Chimps With High-Ranking Moms Do Better In Fights
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

For chimpanzees, just like humans, teasing, taunting and bullying are familiar parts of playground politics. An analysis of 12 years of observations of playground fights between young chimpanzees in East Africa finds that chimps with higher-ranked moms are more likely to win.The results come from... Read full article »
For the Love of the Game
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

During her junior year at Duke, Prim Siripipat '03 felt her tennis career was coming to an end.She had played since she was 7, training alongside a young Andy Roddick and rising as one of the top ten players in the United States by the time she was 17.But years of rigorous training and competing... Read full article »
EvAnth Alum publishes in Natural History Magazine
Natural History Magazine
Thursday, January 1, 2015

Evolutionary Anthropology alumnus, Ben Finkel, has published a story about owl monkeys in Natural History Magazine. He is currently working as a research assistant for the Owl Monkey Project in Argentina.
Boy Moms More Social in Chimpanzees
Monday, November 24, 2014

In this 1965 photo from the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center at Duke, Goliath the alpha male gently interacts with an infant (age and identity unknown) while a female and her male infant sit very nearby at right.  (© the Jane Goodall Institute / Hugo van Lawick, Feb. 1965)Nearly four... Read full article »
In Chimpanzees, Long-Term Bullying Makes More Babies
Thursday, November 13, 2014

In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims."Unfortunately it's true," said Anne Pusey, chair of evolutionary anthropology at... Read full article »
Lady Baboons With Guy Pals Live Longer
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Numerous studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons.A long-term study of more than 200 wild female baboons from the plains of southern Kenya finds that the most sociable females –- measured by how... Read full article »
Richard Kay to receive Argentinian science prize
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The government of Argentina is awarding the Dr. Luis Federico Leloir Prize for international cooperation in science, technology and innovation to Richard F. Kay, professor of evolutionary anthropology, who has worked with Argentinian colleagues for 23 years. The prize is named for the Argentine... Read full article »
EvAnth Alum featured in Archeology Magazine
Archeology Magazine
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Evolutionary Anthropology alumnus, Robert Cieri, was featured in a recent issue of Archeology Magazine. This work is based on his senior thesis research with Dr. Steve Chuchill.