Kibale Chimpanzee Project

Category: Research

Older chimpanzees accentuate the positive

New KCP research in the journal Science shows that older chimpanzees, like humans, focus on positive social interactions and high-value, mutual friendships.

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New book from Harvard University Press.

“Chimpanzees and Human Evolution” features chapters by current and former KCP researchers.

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Explaining the distribution of a chimpanzee social custom

Adult chimpanzees retain their maternal grooming style rather than conforming to a group norm.

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Postdoctoral position available

The Kibale Chimpanzee Project ( seeks a postdoctoral scholar, based at the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, to participate in an NIH-funded study of aging in wild chimpanzees. This project involves the development and application of…

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An uncertain time for adolescent males at Kanyawara

How do young male chimpanzees transition to adulthood?

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Killing by chimpanzees is not caused by human disturbance

A new study finds that adaptive strategies, not human impacts, best explain chimpanzee lethal aggression.

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