Monthly Archives: June 2011

From the Field Entry 4 by Kara Schroepfer

26-Jun-11 The Fauna of Gombe The past two days have not been entirely successful in locating chimps.  Nasibu, Amri and I, the top-notch young female team, went in search of three females that often travel around alone in the far … Continue reading

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From the Field Entry 3 by Kara Schroepfer

23-Jun-11 The G Family There are a couple of iconic family lineages at Gombe that have been made famous through Jane Goodall’s books and documentaries.  Perhaps the most famous is the F family that was founded by Flo, a fairly … Continue reading

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From the Field Entry 2 by Kara Schroepfer

16-Jun-2011 Gombe Initiation I’d like to think I was put through a hazing ritual on my first morning in the forest.  After days of watching tourists, trackers and miscellaneous people gather to talk of the latest gossip among the Kasekela … Continue reading

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From the Field Entry 1 by Kara Schroepfer

14-Jun-11 Kinshasa to Kasekela (via Nairobi, Arusha, Mwanza and Kigoma) On June 2, I left Kinshasa, Congo to begin an epic journey to chimp country.  It seemed easy on paper, all I had to do was fly to Nairobi, get … Continue reading

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Duke loves primates

Welcome to Duke University’s blog for primate info.  Faculty and students in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology are hard at work studying how and why primates think, act and walk the way they do.  Since many primates, including all of … Continue reading

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