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Apes suffer midlife blues too, research suggests

Chimpanzees in a midlife crisis? It sounds like the set-up for a joke.

But there it is, in the title of a report published on Monday in a scientific journal: "Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes."

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 3:05am

Monkeys like privacy when mating

Monkeys are just like the vast majority of human beings when it comes to sex - when they go ape, they want privacy.

Among long-tailed mac-aques, the urge for hanky-panky was dampened when they were being watched by other monkeys, according to an experiment reported in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Ape art to educate MTR users about primates' rights

Fifth-grade students at Hong Kong International School (HKIS) and the Jane Goodall Institute are collaborating on an art exhibition at the Admiralty MTR station from July 1.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Jane Goodall


Jane Morris Goodall was born in 1935 in London. When she was one, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee. She still has it. This toy started her love of the animals.


6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Beacon of hope

Jane Goodall says: 'I never wanted to give up.' This comes from a woman who defied the norms of her time and spent her life studying chimpanzees and helping animals as well as humans.

Most of us tend to give up easily, but Goodall braved all: English social etiquette, laws of the chimpanzee tribes, African wars, critics and worldwide apathy.

8 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Introducing children to world of chimps

After spending most of her life studying chimpanzees in Africa, one of the world's best known authorities on primates has turned her attention to the children of Hong Kong and the mainland.

Dr Jane Goodall was in the city last week to promote the local branch of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots and Shoots, a grass-roots programme aimed at young people.

5 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Jane Goodall

HOMES AWAY FROM HOME Home is Tanzania and England but I'm away 300 days of the year - crazy but I cope very well. The secret is to take each day as it comes; tackle each challenge as it comes. It probably stems from my upbringing. I learned self-discipline very early in life. Growing up in the war years, when everything was rationed, we never had any money.

15 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

This is one banquet environmentalists are sure to support

Environmentalists who don't normally welcome the idea of a five-course dinner party will probably give themselves the green light to attend Dr Jane Goodall's fund-raising ball in Hong Kong.

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Sign up for peace and change

United Nations Messenger of Peace Dr Jane Goodall (see last Wednesday's History-makers, read it online at yp.scmp.com > 'More' > 'History Makers') believes we can change the world.

Goodall (pictured), well known for her studies on chimpanzees, created the Roots & Shoots programme in 1991.

10 May 2010 - 12:00am

History-makers Part 31: Jane Goodall

Quick facts Profession: primatologist, anthropologist Famous for: spending 45 years studying chimpanzees Born: April 3, 1934 Married: Hugo van Lawick (1964-1974), Derek Bryceson (1975-1980)

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5 May 2010 - 12:00am