Kibale Chimpanzee Project

Category: Publications

Kibale isotope study in Proceedings B

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.

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Male chimpanzees chorus with their friends

Kanyawara chimpanzees are the focus of a new study on vocal behavior.

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KCP at the AAPAs 2013

The Kanyawara chimpanzees are going to be featured in many of the talks and posters at the 82nd annual meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Knoxville, TN. If you’re going to be at the meetings, come on…

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New study on teething in chimpanzees

The Kanyawara chimpanzees are the focus of a recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examining patterns of tooth development. Researchers from the Kibale Chimpanzee Project partnered with Harvard Professor Tanya Smith to determine the…

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What sparks fights between chimpanzee communities?

Since the 1970s, researchers have known that male chimpanzees defend group territories, and that fights between groups can be deadly. But what triggers these fights? Do chimpanzees go looking for trouble? Do they get into fights over mates or over some other resource,…

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Cultural bias in chimpanzees

Experimental work by Thibaud Gruber, in Kibale National Park and the Budongo Forest, suggests that wild chimpanzees’ cultural biases influence the tools they use to solve novel tasks. Gruber investigated whether chimpanzees from Sonso and Kanyawara approached a novel task…

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