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Gruber T, Frick A, Hirata S, Adachi I, Biro D Spontaneous categorization of tools based on observation in children and chimpanzees Scientific Reports, 9: 18256

Costa R, Hayashi M, Huffman MA , Kalema-Zikusoka G, Tomonaga M Water games by mountain gorillas: implications for behavioral development and flexibility—a case report

Havercamp K, Watanuki K, Tomonaga M, Matsuzawa T, Hirata S Longevity and mortality of captive chimpanzees in Japan from 1921 to 2018

Yamamoto​ C, Kashiwagi N, Otsuka M, Sakai M, Tomonaga M Cooperation in bottlenose dolphins: bidirectional coordination in a rope-pulling task
PeerJ, 7:e7826

Mendonça RS. , Ringhofer M, Pinto P, Inoue S, Hirata S Feral horses' (Equus ferus caballus) behavior toward dying and dead conspecifics

Matsuzawa T Horses and nomads in Mongolia

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The Chimpanzees of Bossou And Nimba

The Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba is another website presented by KUPRI. It promotes their research and conservation of wild chimpanzees living in Bossou and Nimba, Republic of Guinea, West Africa.

Kumamoto Sanctuary
Kumamoto Sanctuary, WRC

Kumamoto Sanctuary (KS), the first chimpanzee sanctuary in Japan, is a sister institute of KUPRI. KS has been working hard to improve physical and psychological well-being of 53 chims and 6 bonobos currently kept at the facility.

Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS), Kyoto University

Kyoto University started a new leading graduate program in "Primatology and Wildlife Science" (PWS) in 2013. PWS aims to provide a new generation of trained professionals to protect the environment by conserving wildlife, informing the public and developing overseas outreach.

Japan Monkey Centre (JMC)

The Japan Monkey Centre (JMC) is a registered museum responsible for producing the journal Primates - the oldest English-language Primatology journal. JMC also runs a unique zoo, specializing in nonhuman primates, housing about 850 individuals representing 60+ different species.

Support for African /Asian Great Apes (SAGA)

Support for African /Asian Great Apes (SAGA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. We have hosted meeting for research, conservation, and animal welfare on the African and Asian Great Apes. Most of the ape researchers working in Japan as well as zoo people, conservationists, and others have joined the meeting.

Section of Language and Intelligence, KUPRI

The Section of Language and Intelligence, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (KUPRI) is our lab website. CVs of Professor Masaki Tomonaga and other members are available on the website.

大型類人猿情報ネットワーク (GAIN)
The Great Ape Information Network (GAIN)
Department of Wildlife Science, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
YouTube Channel: Chimpanzee Ai and her friends
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

This website "Chimpanzee Ai" is financially supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (grant 07102010, 12002009, 16002001, 20002001, 24000001 and 16H06283 to Tetsuro Matsuzawa.)

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The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis
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Ai's Scarf Award

Ai's scarf award celebrates female scholars who dedicate their lives to promoting the research, conservation, and welfare of chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates.

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