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Videos from Bossou
This section introduces you to 115 video clips from our chimpanzee field research site in Bossou and Nimba.
By clicking the link, you can watch the videos in "The Chimpanzees of BOSSOU AND NIMBA - our sister site."
The oil palm Making palm oil Hand preference Nut-cracking Choice of tools Changing hammer stone Brittle stones Inadequate hammer Stabilizing the anvil stone Other ways of stabilizing the anvil Metatool: wedge stone use Transporting stone tools How to obtain stone tools? Retrieving stone tools Deception Nut-cracking can be dangerous Carrying nuts Competent nut-crackers
Mother's patience Acquiring a taste for nuts Mother's tolerance Observing closely Showing an interest in stones Stealing her sibling's nut Experiencing every step in nut-cracking process Selecting one's own nuts Stealing the mother's nut Trying to crack the mother's nut The challenge of combining the stones and the nuts Education by master-apprenticeship Putting several nuts on the anvil stone Never give up First success Accidentally hitting her foot The adults who cannot use stone tools Young chimpanzees who cannot use stone tools
Coula nuts: unfamilliar nuts Cracking open Coula nuts Algae scooping Ant dipping 1 Ant dipping2 Palm wine Use of leaves for drinking palm wine Probing stick Pestle-pounding in oil palms 1 Pestle-pounding in oil palms 2 Use of leaves for drinking water Drinking tool 1 Drinking tool 2 The hole to observe drinking behavior 1 The hole to observe drinking behavior 2 Infant learning how to use a drinking tool
The Habitat of the Chimpanzees and the Village
The forest of Bossou The forest and the village of Bossou Life of Bossou Members of the Bossou community Crossing the road 1 Crossing the road 2 Crossing the road 3 Crossing the road 4 Dangers of the forest Deforestation Selecting ripe figs The umbrella tree The black mulberry Eating young leaves Wadging fruit Rice-pith feeding Oil-palm fruit Other food items
Play / Mother-offspring Relationship
Sibling's wound A mother and her daughters Solitary play Vagetation provides many toys Chasing games 1 Chasing games 2 A mother monitors the game Rough play Play by adult male Mother and son 1 Mother and son 2 Tickling each other Young females and infants 1 Young females and infants 2 Mother's tolerance
Co-feeding Papaya fruit sharing Adolescent male Adolescent male and adult female Intelligence and strength The front and the rear positions 1 The front and the rear positions 2 Display Fight How to stop fighting Taking care of a sick infant A seriousely sick infant Death of an infant chimpanzee Charging display using infant's corpse