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Chimpanzees raised as pets or performers suffer long-term effects on their behavior

New study suggests experiences during the first four years of life can shape behavioral and welfare outcomes well into adulthood.

Although the immediate welfare consequences of removing infant chimpanzees from their mothers are well documented, little is known about the long-term impacts of this type of early life experience. 547 more words

Conservation

What Makes Humans Special?

Professor Michael Tomasello discusses some ideas about the basic difference between humans and apes via Scientific American

Anthropology

Primatology and Ethnobotany Field Schools

Interested in Primatology and/or Ethnobotany? Check out the winter and summer field school offerings from Maderas Rainforest Conservancy in Costa Rica and Nicaragua:

http://www.maderasrfc.org/Maderas_Rainforest_Conservancy/Home.html

Primate Studies Field School

Check out this primate studies field school run by the University of Arizona:

http://primatefieldschool.arizona.edu/

“This four-week primate studies field school is based in Rwanda, one of Central East Africa’s most progressive countries and home to a high diversity of monkeys and apes, including the famed mountain gorilla.  55 more words

Lab Members to Present at IPS in Hanoi

Several members of the Vogel lab will be presenting exciting research results from Tuanan at the International Primatological Society meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. Dr. Wendy Erb will present her preliminary finding on the energetic costs of long calls in wild male orangutans. 53 more words

Research

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

Parenting