To begin a three-part series on children’s books for Christmas, Nicholas Tucker picks the season’s best picture books
Nasal surprise led to discovery of new method of spreading disease from chimps to humans
Whispering monkeys - what next? The best ‘human’ animals
New study shows that dogs yawning when their owners do is an emotional response
Inquest in Westminster hears how the unruly member of conservation site staff bore a grudge after he was fired for getting into fights and having an affair with a volunteer
Only about 3 per cent of mammal species are monogamous and it has been a puzzle as to why it evolved in some monkeys and apes but not others
Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and Sarah Adlington both won bronze medals for Great Britain at the International Judo Federation Moscow Grand Slam.
Never mind horse meat...llama, crocodile and chimp are now part of our food chain
A fossilised skeleton of a tiny creature with a long tail, sharp teeth and monkey-like feet has turned out to be the oldest-known primate – the group that includes gorillas, chimps and humans.
Justin Bieber’s pet monkey is set to become property of Germany after the Canadian pop star failed to produce the correct vaccination and import papers for the animal.
Animal impounded by German authorities in March has still not been reclaimed by the teen superstar
No matter how chilly it is outside, come half term, you're going to need to tire out the children. Try one of these for size
Iran has insisted that it did send a monkey into space amid conjecture that the launch was faked.
The veracity of Iran’s triumphant claims to have launched a monkey into space has been called into question by before and after pictures of the simian space-traveller that appear to show two different animals.
The latest instalment of our "Big Questions" series was answered by the author Jared Diamond, who released the influential Guns, Germs and Steel in 1997, and whose new book, The World Until Yesterday, has just been published. A section from Diamond's latest offering addresses an old topic - why do so many supernatural beliefs persist in religion? - and has been excerpted in left wing online magazine Salon, with the provocative title "It's irrational to be religious". Intrigued?