Archives for chimpanzee

08.17.15

Grantee Spotlight: Iulia Badescu

Grantee Spotlight
Iulia Badescu Iulia Badescu is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our 2015 spring cycle for her project entitled “Investigating the infant nutritional development of wild chimpanzees.” I am investigating the infant nutritional development of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Ngogo, Kibale National… more »
06.12.15

Chimpanzee ‘Laugh Faces’

Journal Article
Marina Davila-Ross was awarded a grant from The Leakey Foundation in the spring of 2015 for her research project entitled “Systematically testing facial thermal imaging as a most sensitive and reliable novel technology to directly compare subtle emotion changes in apes and humans.” Her work on facial expressions and laughter in chimpanzees was recently published in the journal PLOS ONE.more »
05.12.15

Apes under pressure show their ingenuity – and hint at our own evolutionary past

Guest Post
By Susana CarvalhoGeorge Washington University Chimpanzees are wily enough to adapt in some ways when people encroach on their turf. Kimberley Hockings, CC BY-NC-ND In the mid 20th century, when paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey sent three pioneering women to study great apes in their natural habitats, the Earth’s wilderness was still untouched in many places. Jane Goodall went to Gombe in Tanzania… more »