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Welcome to Ai's page!

Ai   is the world-famous chimpanzee who has been learning linguistic skills since 1978 at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University. This site gives you the latest information about studies on chimpanzee mind.

Home

This is our home page. We hope you will add this page to your favorites and keep in touch.

Publications

This page gives you a significant number of articles, including ones published in the world's finest academic journals, about study of chimpanzee brains, cognition, behaviour and so on.

Books

This page will introduce you to the books edited by Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa. These books shall enhance your knowledge about comparative cognitive science.

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Chimps

This page will introduce you to the chimpanzees living at the KUPRI.

News

This page informs you about upcoming events - symposiums, lectures and conferences.

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About

This page gives you an introduction about the site. We recommend you to view this page first if you do not know about our site.

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The drawings by the apes

Please enjoy looking at the drawings by chimpanzees at P.R.I. and then those by Kanzi, Washoe and Koko.

The drawings by the apes

Album with guests

Please watch the photographs of Ai with honored guests, e.g. Dr.Jane Goodall, Dr. Michael Tomasello and other celebrities.

Album with guests

Our facility

Here at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, we are committed to optimising the welfare of our chimpanzees by creating an environment that helps to recreate their natural life.

Our facility

Videos from Bossou

This section introduces you to 100+ video clips from our chimpanzee field research site in Bossou and Nimba.

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Kumamoto Sanctuary

This page will introduce you to Kumamoto Sanctuary(KS) , which is a sister Institute of Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University.

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Wildlife report

In order to set clear goals for a proper enrichment process to be established in captivity, first we have to understand the wild animals and their habitat.

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