Latest Monkeys News

It's so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees

May. 22, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 138 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, were found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco since May 16, according to the Biodiversity...

Thailand has a plan to contain the monkey mayhem in the popular tourist town of Lopburi

Apr. 03, 2024 23:39 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai wildlife officials laid out a plan on Wednesday to bring peace to a central Thai city after at least a decade of human-monkey conflict. The macaques that roam Lopburi are a symbol of local culture, and a major tourist draw. But after years of dangerous...

Our ancient animal ancestors had tails. Why don't we?

Feb. 28, 2024 12:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Our very ancient animal ancestors had tails. Why don't we? Somewhere around 20 million or 25 million years ago, when apes diverged from monkeys, our branch of the tree of life shed its tail. From Darwin's time, scientists have wondered why — and how — this...