Latest Publications See All

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
Primates,

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

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
Primates,

Matsuzawa T Horses and nomads in Mongolia
Primates,

Kawaguchi Y, Kano F, Tomonaga M Chimpanzees, but not bonobos, attend more to infant than adult conspecifics
Animal Behaviour, Volume 154, Pages 171-181

Videos See All

The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis
Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa got interviewed for a YouTube Premium science documentary program called "Mind Field," which is hosted by educator Mr Michael Stevens, known for his another YouTube channel VSauce.

Related Websites

Links

The Chimpanzees of Bossou And Nimba
https://www.greencorridor.info/

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
https://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kumasan/indexE.html

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.

京都大学霊長類学・ワイルドライフサイエンス・リーディング大学院
Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS), Kyoto University
http://www.wildlife-science.org/index-en.html

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.

公益財団法人日本モンキーセンター
Japan Monkey Centre (JMC)
https://www.japanmonkeycentre.org/

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.

アフリカ・アジアに生きる大型類人猿を支援する集い(SAGA)
Support for African /Asian Great Apes (SAGA)
https://www.saga-jp.org/indexe.html

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
https://langint.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/langint/

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)
http://www.shigen.nig.ac.jp/gain/
京都大学霊長類研究所ワイルドライフサイエンス(名古屋鉄道)寄附研究部門
Department of Wildlife Science, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/wildlife_science/
YouTube Channel: Chimpanzee Ai and her friends
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFriendsAndAi
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-grants/index.html

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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Ai's Scarf Award See

Ai's Scarf Award
(Women-in-Primatology Award)
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.

News & Events See


2019.06.14
The doctral thesis of the previous exchange student Gabriela Bezerra de Melo Daly (from Ecole normale superieure) received "Mentions speciales du jury" of Prix de These PSL (Universite de recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres) SHS (sciences humaines et sociales) 2019
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2019.02.20
Graduate student, Jie Gao, received the 2018 Kyoto University President's Award.
Category: Scholarship
Citation: Ms. Jie Gao studied whether chimpanzee can understand the circular relationship like Rock-Paper-Scissors Game, compared with human children, and got the idea that there might be some differences in the perception of "body" between humans and chimpanzees. She is currently going on unique studies of "perception of the upside-down body". These studies were highly evaluated in Japan as well as internationally, and she has won a total of nine awards, including the award of Journal "Primates" 2018 Social Impact Award.
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