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Making Daisy Chains with Gorillas: the difficulties of field studies in primatology

I recently read a journal article by Amanda Rees (University of York) called “Anthropomorphism, Anthropocentrism and Anecdote:  Primatologists on Primatology”, which appeared in the journal… 773 more words

A Western Lowland gorilla holding her infant from the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP-UNEP).

For a long time, the claim in the human literature was that humans are the only primates in which mothers have eye contact with their infants. 36 more words


The troubling world of Koko the gorilla and the decline of ape language research

Last week, people around the world mourned the death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams. According to the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California, we were not the only primates mourning. 6,804 more words


When Reading About Chimpanzees Turns Into Cormack McCarthy's "The Road". Cannibalism and Infanticide: Primatologists Report.

Reading Cormack McCarthy’s The Road – which I admittedly did mainly because I intended to see the movie – was one of the most excruciating encounters I ever had with literature. 1,345 more words


Vogel Lab Students Receive Grants

Shauhin Alavi, a doctoral student in Dr. Vogel’s lab, received a research grant from the International Society of Primatology for his dissertation research on cognitive mapping and seed dispersal in wild Bornean orangutans. 60 more words


the highs and lows of life in the jungle

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Yesterday was my low. I had been upset when the children would not let me play soccer with them because I was a girl, and my heart had broken when I was brought a baby mammal (possibly a mongoose or a cane rat, though it was too young to identify) with it’s tiny body convulsing in the palm of my hand. 1,160 more words