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Captive Audiences: Interactions Between Visitors and Bonobos at the San Diego Zoo
| Contributor(s):: Elena Miyoko Carver
Primate exhibits in American zoological parks, especially those featuring the great apes, are among the most compelling, complex, and popular exhibits for visitors, and are a primary way the American public becomes familiar with our closest living relatives. In this study, I approach the...
Dogs (Canis familiaris), but Not Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Understand Imperative Pointing
| Contributor(s):: Katharina C. Kirchhofer, Felizitas Zimmermann, Juliane Kaminski, Michael Tomasello
Chimpanzees routinely follow the gaze of humans to outside targets. However, in most studies using object choice they fail to use communicative gestures (e.g. pointing) to find hidden food. Chimpanzees' failure to do this may be due to several difficulties with this paradigm. They may, for...
The impact of atypical early histories on pet or performer chimpanzees
| Contributor(s):: Hani D. Freeman, Stephen R. Ross
It is widely accepted that an animal’s early history, including but not limited to its rearing history, can have a profound impact on later behavior. In the case of captive animals, many studies have used categorical measures such as mother reared or human reared that do not...
Reconsidering coprophagy as an indicator of negative welfare for captive chimpanzees
| Contributor(s):: Hopper, L. M., Freeman, H. D., Ross, S. R.
For captive chimpanzees, 'abnormal' behaviours include behaviours observed only in captivity (i.e. species-atypical behaviours) and those that are performed at higher rates in captivity compared to in the wild. Both types are used as metrics for evaluating captive primates' welfare. However,...
Is the conduct of medical research on chimpanzees compatible with their rights as a near-human species?
| Contributor(s):: Prince, AM
Hair plucking in captive bonobos ( Pan paniscus)
| Contributor(s):: Brand, C. M., Marchant, L. F.
Both wild and captive studies of grooming in non-human primates emphasize the adaptive role of this behavior. Indeed, social grooming is frequently characterized as "social glue" in the life of primates. Grooming behavior is studied to reveal dominance, kin relations, and social networks. Many...
Rehabilitation and socialization of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) used for entertainment and as pets: An 8-year study at Fundació Mona
| Contributor(s):: Llorente, Miquel, Riba, David, Ballesta, Sandra, Feliu, Olga, Rostán, Carles
Chimpanzee tea party: anthropomorphism, orientalism, and colonialism
| Contributor(s):: Allen, John S.
"Ooo ooo, aah aah" : people, bonobos, and mirrored projections at the zoo
| Contributor(s):: Shanafelt, Robert
Chimpanzee respiratory disease and visitation rules at Mahale and Gombe National Parks in Tanzania
| Contributor(s):: Lukasik-Braum, Magdalena
Current state of the chimpanzee pet trade in Sierra Leone
| Contributor(s):: Kabasawa, Asami
Descriptive epidemiology of fatal respiratory outbreaks and detection of a human-related metapneumovirus in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) at Mahale Mountains National Park, western Tanazania
| Contributor(s):: Kaur, Taranjit
In the shadow of man: an exploration of pan-human perspectives in a Catalonian chimpanzee sanctuary
| Contributor(s):: Alcayna-Stevens, Lys
Inalienable worlds : inter-species relations, perspectives and 'doublethink' in a Catalonian chimpanzee sanctuary
Local knowledge and perceptions of chimpanzees in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau
| Contributor(s):: Sousa, Joana
Reactions of Bili-Uele chimpanzees to humans in relation to their distance from roads and villages
| Contributor(s):: Hicks, Thurston Cleveland
Up close and personal with Mahale chimpanzees : a path forward
A pilot study on the effects of a change in behavioural management on the behaviour of captive chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes)
| Contributor(s):: Kranendonk, G., Schippers, E. P.
The debate on the use of chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes) in biomedical research has been ongoing for several years now. In 2012, the decision was made to retire a large number of laboratory chimpanzees in the United States of America. Relocation of these animals to sanctuaries, rescue centres, and...
A survey of chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes troglodytes ) and gorillas ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla ) in the selectively logged Ngotto Forest, Central African Republic
| Contributor(s):: Hicks, T. C., Fouts, R. S., Fouts, D. H.
Currently, the timber company Industrie Forestiere du Batalimo is selectively logging the Ngotto Forest in the Central African Republic. The forest is home to a population of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) and gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and provides the Bofi-speaking people of...
Chimpanzees and Retirement
| Contributor(s):: Noon, Carole
Focuses on the growing need for chimpanzee sanctuaries in the United States. Factors influencing the increase in population of chimpanzees; Need of chimpanzees for quality long-term care; Importance of forming social groups and complex and challenging environment in providing long-term care for...