Bonobos are our closest living relatives, but we know almost nothing about how they communicate. The research here aims to decode their vocalizations in order begin to unravel the mystery of the evolution of human language.
Few species communicate in a way remotely as complex as humans. Gelada monkeys are an exception. Geladas ‘talk’ to each other with complex sequences of sounds, but the function of these melodies is a mystery.
The hyena’s whoop is one of the eeriest, most distinctive sounds of the African bush. What do whoops mean, and how do hyenas use them to survive and thrive?
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