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Latest School news

World-leading primate complex opens

A new cutting-edge research facility for advancing scientific knowledge on chimpanzee cognition and behaviour officially launched today (Monday 7 October) at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.

7 October 2019

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes understand what others see and believe, a skill previously believed to be unique to humans, according to new research from the University of St Andrews.

30 September 2019

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

New research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and Indianapolis Zoo, shows that great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the evolution of language.

27 August 2019