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Friday, January 15, 2010

Goualougo featured in National Geographic!

National Geographic's February issue has a feature story on the Goualougo Triangle! Please visit to read the article, see the amazing photographs taking by Ian Nichols and watch some great chimpcam video! MA

 The Truth About Chimps

By Joshua Foer &Photograph by Ian Nichols
Virtually innocent of human contact, the chimps of Congo's Goualougo Triangle display a sharp curiosity about us—and a sophisticated culture of toolmaking observed nowhere else.

A few years ago, while setting up camp deep in the Congolese rain forest, Dave Morgan and Crickette Sanz heard a party of male chimpanzees vocalizing raucously in the distance. The hoots grew louder, and they could tell the group was moving rapidly through the canopy.

The chimps, they realized, were headed straight for their camp and would soon be nearly on top of them. Then, just as the group seemed to be closing its distance to a few dozen yards, the forest went silent. A few seconds passed before Sanz and Morgan heard a gentle hoo from a tree almost directly above them. They looked up and saw a perplexed adult chimp peering down.


and click here to read past DNApes posts on the Goualougo Triangle and the great work of Drs. Morgan & Sanz!

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