Lisa O’Bryan

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...

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...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forest to try to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. Due to low food availability, the...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forest to try to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. Though the chimps have been searching...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forest to try to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. Recently, the chimps pulled a trick...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forests trying to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. ——– The chimps are on the move...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forests trying to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. UPDATE: 4/15/2013 In a transcript released by...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forests trying to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. What is it like to follow chimpanzees...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forests trying to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. With a crash of thunder and explosion...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa is in the forest to try to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. Gombe National Park’s rectangular strip of...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa will be heading into the forests to try to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech. Mpapa (Vitex fischeri) season...

Lisa O’Bryan is in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where Jane Goodall began the first studies of chimps in the wild. Lisa will be heading into the forests to try to better understand the calls chimps make, to help discover just where the line is (or isn’t) between sounds and speech.   A few months...