New Nextflix docuseries follows the Ngogo chimpanzeesIn the News
On April 19, Netflix will release Chimp Empire, a four-part docuseries that follows the fascinating lives of the Ngogo chimpanzees as they raise their young, navigate complex social dynamics, and attempt to climb to the top of the hierarchy.
Wooded grasslands flourished in Africa 21 million years ago – new research forces a rethink of ape evolutionIn the News
New Leakey Foundation-supported research pushes back the oldest evidence of grassy woodlands by 10 million years and suggests that the earliest apes evolved upright stature for leaves, not fruit.
A Giganto MysteryOrigin Stories
This month, Origin Stories podcast explores the mysterious tale of the largest primate that ever lived. Gigantopithecus blacki is an extinct relative of orangutans that lived in Southeast Asia and stood around 10 feet tall.
I will match your donationDirector's Diary, Support Us
Sharal Camisa Smith is celebrating 19 years with The Leakey Foundation by matching 50 first-time donors who give $19 before February 28!
We found 2.9-million-year-old stone tools used to butcher ancient hippos – but likely not by our ancestorsJournal Article, In the News
Two Leakey Foundation grantees tell the story of their discovery of some of the oldest-known stone tools used to butcher large animals.
Origin Stories returns January 31Origin Stories
The Leakey Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a new season of Origin Stories, our award-winning podcast about the fascinating world of human evolution.
Introducing the fall 2022 Leakey Foundation grant recipientsGrants, The Leakey Foundation
We are pleased to announce the 32 recipients of our fall 2022 Leakey Foundation Research Grants.
Friyat Angesom Kidane and Tekie Tesfamichael awarded 2022 Francis H. Brown African ScholarshipsThe Leakey Foundation, Grants
Friyat Angesom Kidane and Tekie Tesfamichael have been named as the fall 2022 Francis H. Brown African Scholars for their outstanding research exploring ancient biodiversity and the impact of climate change on human evolution.
Carol Ward wins 2022 Gordon P. Getty AwardGrants, The Leakey Foundation
Anatomist and paleoanthropologist Dr. Carol Ward has received The Leakey Foundation’s 2022 Gordon P. Getty Award. This award recognizes scientists whose multidisciplinary research significantly advances science related to human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.
The Leakey Foundation receives major gift from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the ArtsThe Leakey Foundation, Press Release
The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the Arts donated proceeds from a series of Christie's auctions to six San Francisco Bay Area art and science organizations, including The Leakey Foundation.
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