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Toshisada Nishida: In Memoriam

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Nishida with chimp Toshibo

Along with scores of others in the primatology field, The Leakey Foundation mourns the passing of Dr. Toshisada Nishida. Dr. Nishida was a pioneer in the study of chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains of Tanzania. He first began his field work in 1965; his research, mentoring and encouragement of other primatologists continued until his passing in June of this year. His contributions to the field were innumerable.


Jane Goodall with Nishida at the 2008 Leakey Prize Gala.

In 2008, Dr. Nishida was awarded the Leakey Prize, along with fellow chimpanzee researcher and Leakey Grantee Dr. Jane Goodall. Dr. Goodall, his colleague and friend of over 40 years, has written an article remembering his unyielding and inspirational nature. Read more.

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