Primates are more resilient than other animals to environmental ups and downs

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 16:30 in Biology & Nature

What sets mankind's closest relatives -- monkeys, apes, and other primates -- apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs — particularly rainfall— that take their toll on other animals. The findings may also help explain the evolutionary success of early humans, scientists say.

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