Abstract # 13472 Event # 208:

Scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019 02:15 PM-02:40 PM: (Room 325/326) Symposium


MY LIFE AMONG THE APES

J. Mitani
Univ. of Michigan, Dept. of Anthropology, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107, USA
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     I have spent over 40 years studying the behavior of our closest living relatives, the apes. In this talk, I review my research on the spacing, mating, and vocal behavior of gibbons and orangutans and the social behavior of chimpanzees. I devote special attention to results derived from my 25-year-long study of a remarkable and extraordinarily large group of chimpanzees that has recently fissioned at Ngogo in Kibale National Park, Uganda. I conclude with thoughts on the state of the discipline and furnish some advice for the next generation of primatologists.