Our Chimps

12 chimps living at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (KUPRI)

Call for applications
Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Portuguese Primatology and Wildlife Sciences

*The 2020 call for applications has now ended.* The 2020 call for applications is now open

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Media Coverage

YouTube Video "Intelligence Trade-off Hypothesis" has reached 1 million viewers.

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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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Related Websites

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 52 chimps 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. SAGA 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

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