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A Novel Nut Experiment 新しいナッツの実験

Coula nuts that are not available in the forest of Bossou were provided by researchers. A female used stone tools to crack them open like oil palm nuts and this behavior was transmitted to group mates. ボッソウにはないクーラのナッツを実験的に与えてみます。ある女性チンパンジーが、馴染みのアブラヤシと同じようにクーラのナッツを割って食べました。やがてこの行動は仲間たちに広まっていきました。

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King Kong Attack キングコングの来襲



Symbolic representation and working memory in chimpanzees (4 min 50 sec long)

2013年2月14-18日に米国ボストンで第179回米国科学会が開催されました。 松沢哲郎教授による講演で使用されたビデオを公開します。

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Symbolic representation and working memory in chimpanzees




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「Symbolic representation and working memory in chimpanzees」「Jokro: the Death of an Infant Chimpanzee」の10万回以上再生された人気動画など、アイ・プロジェクトの研究内容を紹介する動画集がYoutubeでご覧いただけます。


Staff Picks September 2015
Unique Sanctuary with the Highest Number of Chimpanzees and Bonobos in Japan
Kumamoto Sanctuary 56人のチンパンジー・6人のボノボが暮らすサンクチュアリ

Kumamoto Sanctuary (KS) is the first and only sanctuary for chimpanzees and bonobos in Japan. It is located approximately 800km southwest of Kyoto University’s main campus. The KS staff are passionately committed to enhancing the physical and psychological well-being of the chimpanzees and bonobos housed at the Sanctuary. The facility, chimpanzees, and other properties of Kumamoto Sanctuary were transferred from a private company to Kyoto University on August 1st, 2011. KS is now officially part of the Wildlife Research Center (WRC) at Kyoto University, WRC being the sister institute of the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (KUPRI). In Japan, no chimpanzees whatsoever are used in laboratory research. All of the chimpanzees formerly involved in biomedical research have now been retired and are housed comfortably at Kumamoto Sanctuary. The last three chimpanzees that still remained in another biomedical research were transferred to KS on May 15th 2012. Six bonobos are now housed at KS, having arrived in two groups in December, 2013; and May, 2014 respectively. As of September 2015 there are, in total, 56 chimpanzees and 6 bonobos living at KS. KS is not open to the public for health and safety reasons.