All posts in Primates

Carl Safina, author, scientist, MacArthur Fellow

Dr. Carl Safina — a prize-winning author, scientist and MacArthur Fellow—discusses his new book, “Beyond Words: What Animals Think And Feel,” which in the broadest of strokes, involves three big sections, in which Safina is observing the behavior of elephants at Amboseli National Park, wolves in Yellowstone National Park and killer whales in the Pacific Northwest, alongside top experts who’ve worked in each of those areas for decades. Read more…

Harry Hmura, composer of “I Am, I Am”

Harry Hmura —musician-composer whose album “I Am, I Am” integrates original songs and instrumental pieces with the vocalizations of great apes—discusses his formative years as a musician, including a pivotal backstage meeting with B. B. King as a 15-year-old and becoming the guitarist in James Cotton’s touring band at 21. Read more…

Dr. Vint Virga, veterinarian and animal behaviorist

Dr. Vint Virga—veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author of “The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human”—explains how the anti-zoo view he held earlier in his career evolved into seeing zoos in a more positive light. Read more…

Liz Marshall, Director of “The Ghosts In Our Machine”

Liz Marshall—an award-winning filmmaker whose latest project is directing the acclaimed documentary “The Ghosts In Our Machine,” which chiefly examines the work and life of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur—discusses the meaning behind the film’s titular ghosts. Read more…

Claudine André, bonobo partisan

Claudine André—a Belgian conservationist who in 1994 founded Lola Ya Bonobo, the world’s only sanctuary for orphaned bonobos, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—provides an overview of bonobos…

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