Photo by: Purwo Kuncoro



Rare bonobo behavior is photographic gold

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Is this bonobo cuddling a pet, or did this mongoose become a meal? Wildlife photographer Christian Zeigler captured this moment during his time in the field with researchers at the LuiKotale Bonobo Project, a Leakey Foundation-supported field site in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The photograph was shortlisted for the British Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. 

Explore Ice Age Mongolia

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Join our August 10 virtual tour to be among the first to see the only known stratified Ice Age archaeological site in the Gobi Desert and have the rare opportunity to see unpublished evidence of Mongolia’s first inhabitants.

The Prehistory Club of Kenya

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The Prehistory Club of Kenya provides hands-on learning experiences and encourages young people to see the value in our shared human history.

Introducing the spring 2022 Leakey Foundation grantees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our spring 2022 Leakey Foundation Research Grants. Their diverse research projects span the globe and cover topics that range from aging, cognition, and tool-use to morphology, genomics, and the excavation of newly discovered hominin fossil sites.

Announcing the 2022 Baldwin Fellows

Since 1978, the Baldwin Fellowship has helped build scientific capacity in regions where fossils and wild primates are found. This year, we are proud to announce the largest cohort of Baldwin Fellows in the program’s 44-year history.