August 4 2016: Anthrax’s cousin wreaks havoc in the rainforest

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November 4 2016: A new behavioural variant in wild chimpanzees: Algae fishing in Bakoun,
[German version]

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February 29, 2016: Why do chimpanzees throw stones at trees? [German version]

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April 21, 2015: Participation sought! New citizen science project

In celebration of Earth Day on 22 April 22nd, a special citizen science project called Chimp&See will be launched online. The platform brings amateur researchers together with scientists and will show the general public just how exciting research can be! Read more here.

I want to watch chimp videos, take me to Chimp&See!

Chimp&See featured on the The Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science blog!

Chimp&See is featured on the German citizen science portal Burger Schafen Wissen

Chimp&See interview with Christophe Boesch on Deutschlandfunk Radio (in German)

Chimp&See was featured on Science Update

The first lion seen in Gabon in the last 20 years caught on a PanAf camera trap (October 2015)

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Short documentary
on the PanAf Programme

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Nature Report:

The cultured chimpanzees. Do chimpanzees have traditions?
As wild populations dwindle, researchers are racing to find out (Vaidyanathan, G. (2011)
Nature 476: 266-269)

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Nature Video:

short documentary "The great ape program"

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Cat hunting

01.28.2015 - African Golden Cat Hunting Footage:

The first ever video of one of the least known and most elusive wild cats on earth – the African golden cat – hunting during day light in Kibale National Park, Uganda. This new footage was recorded with a camera trap set by Samuel Angedakin, Kibale Project Manager for the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology’s Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee, in collaboration with the Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology.

click here to watch the video Chimpanzees: Culture Loss

Primatologist Christophe Boesch explains that declining chimpanzee populations threatens the study of chimpanzee culture.

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