We differ from our ancient ancestors in ways similar to how dogs differ from wolves.
“Chimpanzees and Human Evolution” features chapters by current and former KCP researchers.
Adult chimpanzees retain their maternal grooming style rather than conforming to a group norm.
Chimpanzee mothers who reproduce faster end up with smaller infants.
A serial killer torments Kanyawara’s monkeys.
A new study finds that adaptive strategies, not human impacts, best explain chimpanzee lethal aggression.
The Kanyawara community has grown slightly over the past 25 years, avoiding the worst impacts of human contact.
Carbon and oxygen data from Kibale chimpanzees and associated fauna help to reconstruct ape and hominin habitats. See Dr. Sherry Nelson discuss this new research.
The Kibale Chimpanzee Project, established by Dr. Richard Wrangham in 1987, is a long-term field study of the behavior, ecology, and physiology of wild chimpanzees. Our researchers and field staff conduct daily behavioral observations on a group of approximately 60…
Despite Kibale National Park’s protected status, people still enter the forest illegally to poach animals and extract resources (e.g. logging, collecting firewood, burning wood for charcoal, gathering medicinal plants, grazing livestock). In Kibale, most poaching occurs on a small scale,…
Kibale National Park is located in rural Uganda, where economic and educational opportunities are still quite limited. Because we work closely with the local community that makes up our field staff, and because community development is an essential component of…