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Morimura / Poster
Training for the environmental enrichment.
Naruki Morimura, Kouki Huwa, & Gen'ich Idani
In the future, our museum aims to display the various
behaviors of living chimpanzees for the exhibition of human evolution. We started by
raising four chimpanzee's infants aged from two to three years old since January 1999.
However it is needed more naturalistic environment to enhance the development of physical
and mental aspects and the psychological well-being in daily life. Making a larger and
more complex animal's enclosure by environmental enrichment could be beneficial to the
animals. The animals will have the chance to be more freely active in their enclosure.