chimpanzees

“Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose”, Cyril Connolly, 1944 Angelo and Elmer sat quietly in their new home, admiring the expansive forest views and the quiet chirping of a nearby flock of finches. Though they’d only arrived a few days ago, the inevitable stress of a cross-country trip and the inherent...

For more than half a century, Jane Goodall has been a researcher, conservationist and champion for one of the world’s most enigmatic primates, the chimpanzee. She started her career in 1960 in what is today Tanzania, and through painstaking observation and detailed recording of what she saw, opened new windows on the behavior of one...

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 are dramatic. Pant hoots, screams, charging displays. You would think something unusual was happening. Nope. Just...

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 are dramatic. Pant hoots, screams, charging displays. You would think something unusual was happening. Nope. Just...

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 July 20th, I went to exhume the skeleton of a chimpanzee. On our way we came...

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 July 20th, I went to exhume the skeleton of a chimpanzee. On our way we came...

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 chimpanzees? If you are a red colobus monkey, or me—sitting amongst 15...

Forgot your Facebook password? Can’t remember if it’s one cup of sugar or two? Misplaced your keys—again?  Why we remember and forget is a big topic of study, and scientists at the Aarhus University Center on Autobiographical Memory Research in Denmark have turned to the animal kingdom for answers. Now, a new study published today...

Forgot your Facebook password? Can’t remember if it’s one cup of sugar or two? Misplaced your keys—again?  Why we remember and forget is a big topic of study, and scientists at the Aarhus University Center on Autobiographical Memory Research in Denmark have turned to the animal kingdom for answers. Now, a new study published today...

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. ——- A bee sting to the face, a snake that might have been a forest cobra...

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. ——- A bee sting to the face, a snake that might have been a forest cobra...

I have spent the past five years studying how chimpanzees communicate with one another. In doing so, I often find myself in situations where, for months on end, I spend more time with chimps than I do with people. While this might make for a somewhat unusual lifestyle, it will hopefully reap dividends in better...

I have spent the past five years studying how chimpanzees communicate with one another. In doing so, I often find myself in situations where, for months on end, I spend more time with chimps than I do with people. While this might make for a somewhat unusual lifestyle, it will hopefully reap dividends in better...

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend, or pick your favorite segments and listen now below! Episode: 1303 – Air Date:...