Aaron Sandel

Friends, Foes, or Food: Among Cannibal Warrior Chimps

The chimpanzees stopped. Silently, each mouth parted into a grimace, teeth and gums exposed. They turned to one another and embraced, arms around each other’s shoulders and backs. Then they ran. I bolted after them, hugging my binoculars to ...

Strange Chimp Behavior Alerts Researchers to Poachers

Gunshots pierced the silence of the forest. The shooters were not far away. Could they be poachers? But poachers don’t carry guns, I reminded myself. Not unless they are elephant poachers, which have become an increasing threat in Kibale ...

Watch and Wonder as a Chimp Does His “Rain Dance”

There’s something comforting—almost nostalgic—about rain; the way it muffles other noises as it taps the street and drums the window. The accompanying odors of sweet grass and decaying leaves plastered to the sidewalk. I’m sure that ...

“Teen” Chimps Searching for Themselves

Aaron Sandel is an anthropologist following and studying the Ngogo chimpanzees of Uganda’s Kibale National Park. He is particularly interested in the formative stress and journey of transition to adulthood; hence, he finds himself in the company of “teenage” ...

Charging Chimps, Chasing Poachers, & Other Drama

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. —— Chimpanzees ...

Charging Chimps, Chasing Poachers, & Other Drama

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. —— Chimpanzees ...

Charging Chimps, Chasing Poachers, & Other Drama

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. —— Chimpanzees ...

Skeletons in the Forest: Life, Death, and the Dynamics of a National Park

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. —— On ...

Skeletons in the Forest: Life, Death, and the Dynamics of a National Park

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. —— On ...

Skeletons in the Forest: Life, Death, and the Dynamics of a National Park

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. —— On ...

How Big are Camera Shy Chimps? Measuring Body Size in the Forest

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. ——- ...

How Big are Camera Shy Chimps? Measuring Body Size in the Forest

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. ——- ...

Searching for Chimps & Other Misadventures in an Ugandan Forest

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. ——- ...

Searching for Chimps & Other Misadventures in an Ugandan Forest

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. ——- ...

Searching for Chimps & Other Misadventures in an Ugandan Forest

Young Explorer Aaron Sandel studies the largest community of wild chimpanzees ever observed. Trekking through the forests of Kibale National Park, Uganda, he is investigating different aspects of behavior and morphology, with a focus on development, dominance, and play. ——- ...