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On #worldchimpanzeeday, some of my favourite chimp stories. First: chimp proto-religion!…
Second: chimps hunting with spears!…
Third: chimp tribes waging war!…
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Some remarkable research for #WorldChimpanzeeDay: Chimpanzees using caves! What is really exciting is that lactating mothers spend more time in the cave than any others. Research from @FalemeChimps and @jillpruetz… A chimpanzee group in a cav...
This is a non-habituated chimpanzee group in Senegal, that was being studied totally with remote/noninvasive methods. Researchers used a camera trap to see who was using the cave. They kept changing batteries and collecting data monthly from 2011-2013. Cave showing scene where re...
The chimpanzees accessed the cave by clambering down vines, not so easy. They were clearly using the cave to avoid the heat -- focused during mid-day and most often during the months with hottest daily temperatures. Temperature versus cave use...
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As we celebrate #25YearsofSweetwaters, we'd like to honour 2 special people who have been integral to the well-being of the chimpanzees at the Sanctuary for the past 25 years.

Richard Mutai (left) and Joseph Maiyo (right) have been at Sweetwaters since its opening in 1993.
They have seen it all in their 25 years at Ol Pejeta - the excitement of new arrivals at Sweetwaters, the joy of seeing a formerly captive chimpanzee enjoying life in the wild and seeing persistent males finally gain alpha male status - among other chimpanzee milestones.
We salute you gentlemen for your passion, dedication and commitment to giving chimpanzees a safe, loving home in the wild among others of their kind.

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