Monday, October 11, 2004

Long-lost cousins

Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of Great Ape in Nothern Congo, sharing characteristics of both chimpanzees and gorillas. If confirmed, it would be fantastic news, the discovery of a long-lost cousin. And it will be very interesting to see where they fit in in the primate family tree, and how their behaviour compares with that of our other relatives, such as chimpanzees and bonobos.

I guess I'll have to hunt down next week's New Scientist then...