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Frank finally finds his voice

Frank has always been a troublemaker, from a young age preferring to hang out with his older brother Fred and the bigger boys, you could be sure anyone playing with him would end up getting more than they bargained for. 277 more words

Budongo

We get by with a little help from our friends

In January an ambitious new project started at Sonso: the habituation of a second community of chimpanzees. Habituation of the Sonso chimpanzees began over 20 years ago and we now have a generation of young chimps born to habituated mothers and for whom seeing researchers tangled in all sorts of odd equipment, tripping over their cables and struggling to follow them around the forest is no more odd than encountering any of the other forest primates! 433 more words

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Fire in the forest

The smell of woodsmoke at camp is a familiar friend, dinner is cooked on a wood burning stove and even the water in the oil-drum shower is heated by fire, but it was with a sinking feeling that as the well known smell drifted through the house we heard with it the crack and spit of a large fire. 365 more words

Budongo

A softer side to Nick?

Nick, the Sonso alpha male has never been known for his steady or diplomatic nature – he rose to the top as a young powerful male with a definite bent for brawn over brains. 275 more words

Budongo

Conservation: protecting chimpanzees from snare injuries

Earlier this year journalist and presenter Asha Tanna travelled to Budongo to learn more about the problems caused by the snares set by hunters in the Budongo forest. 158 more words

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Tinka passes away

The oldest member of our Sonso community, Tinka, sadly passed away last week of natural causes at the age of 50. He led an extraordinary life that saw dramatic changes in the forest and communities around him. 520 more words

Budongo

Budongo chimps provide new evidence for the debate on chimpanzee culture

Is culture uniquely human? Many people would instinctively answer yes, but there is now a well established body of research that questions whether we may be wrong to assume this. 343 more words

Budongo