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Intro to Woolly Monkey Identification

Written by R. Ellis

When I first arrived at Tiputini Biodiversity Station, I was confronted with a daunting reality: I was responsible for being able to individually recognize all 80 or so monkeys we observe. 707 more words


alpha male

alpha male

(1980’s | academese | “leader of the pack,” “take-charge guy,” “macho man,” “dominant male”)

This expression takes advantage of the fact that we are animals and there is something very satisfying about showing direct analogies between human and animal behavior. 725 more words


Here there be Monkeys

Since my research is all about MONKEYS, I thought I would post some pictures.

Here is Banana hanging out on the beach eating what my assistant Kayal calls “beach lettuce”. 57 more words


Can a Bonobo Beat you at Pac-Man? Bonobos are incredibly smart....

Can a Bonobo Beat you at Pac-Man?

Bonobos are incredibly smart. They can build fires, cook meals, are sex positive and can even get pretty far in Pac-Man.

By: Animalogic.

The New Babies Are Finally Here!

Written by K. Ellis

The new babies are finally here! Usually when I arrive to TBS it is towards the end of May or early June and many of the groups already have infants. 419 more words


The "Trimates," The Founding Mothers of Primatology

Science moves so fast in our modern era that we forget how young some scientific disciplines really are. Darwin founded evolutionary biology just over 150 years ago.  1,015 more words


Trashed Room

Here are some more pictures of the inside of my room before they begin construction. They should begin this week and the repairs will take at least 5 weeks, but possibly longer. 16 more words