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07.17.12

Leakey grantees contribute to Chimpanzee

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Jarman, age 4 Did you know that grantees of The Leakey Foundation, as well as project sites funded by the Foundation, were part of this summer’s Disneynature documentary Chimpanzee? The lead scientific consultant to the movie, Dr. Christophe Boesch, has been studying wild chimps for 30 years. During Boesch’s early years of research, The Leakey Foundation funded his work in Tai National Forest,more » “Leakey grantees contribute to Chimpanzee”
07.25.11

Notes from the Field with Jill Pruetz

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Chimps on the savanna in Senegal.

July 2011 at Fongoli:

Predators and Prey

by Jill Pruetz, Leakey Grantee Some exciting events have occurred this month, including quite a bit of predation attempts by the Fongoli chimps as well as an encounter with a potential predator. So far this year, we’ve recorded 37 tool-assisted hunting attempts on galago (or bushbaby) prey. This behavior peaks at the beginning of more » “Notes from the Field with Jill Pruetz”
05.02.11

More Q&A with Sosthene Habumuremyi

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This is the fourth in a series of posts about Sosthene Habumuremyi’s dissertation research on the hormonal correlations of socio-sexual behaviors in female mountain gorillas. Sosthene’s research project combines behavioral data collected in the field with hormonal data analyzed in the lab. The results of this study will characterize the specific behavioral patterns around the time more » “More Q&A with Sosthene Habumuremyi”