How can chimpanzees and bonobos help us understand human evolution? Leakey Foundation grantee Sean Lee is collecting data on behavioral development and physical growth from wild populations of chimpanzees and bonobos in order to study how behavioral differences evolved in these species.
What do chimpanzees do after a fire? Nicole Herzog was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Chimpanzees in fire-altered landscapes: Investigating foundations for hominin fire exploitation."
New moms need social support, and mother chimpanzees are no exception. So much so that female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to start having babies, according to researchers who have combed through the records of Jane Goodall's famous Gombe chimpanzees.