Getting Wild with the Olive Baboon

By DAPHNE OKUYAMA, age 11 PHOTO: William Warby/Flickr Olive baboons (Papio anubis) are about 20 to 40 inches in length and can weigh up to 82 pounds. This type of monkey has a snout-like mouth and long tail. They also have yellow-brown fur with bare face, hands, feet...

Monkey See, Monkey Know

By NANCY RYERSON, IndyKids Volunteer PHOTO: Marino Miculan Macaque monkeys are raised by their moms and don’t meet their dads, who move around between groups. But when monkeys meet their fathers’ children from other mothers, they treat them like relatives, even if...

Chimps with Weapons

By IndyKids Staff For the first time, researchers in the West African nation of Senegal observed chimpanzees using spears to hunt other animals. The chimpanzees made their spears by taking branches, trimming off the leaves and bark and then sharpening the tips with...