All posts tagged chimpanzees

Frans de Waal, primatologist and author, most recently, of “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves”

Dr. Frans de Waal—the primatologist, ethologist, and prolific author, most recently of “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves”—cites some stories from the new book, in response to a question about a hypothetical person who’s heard about “Mama’s Last Hug,” and remains deeply skeptical about its core premise: that animals experience an array of emotions, just as human animals do. Read more…

Patti Ragan, founder of The Center For Great Apes

Patti Ragan—the founder of The Center For Great Apes, a 120-acre sanctuary in Wauchula, FL that houses nearly 50 chimpanzees and orangutans—recalls how she first became interested in great apes. Read more…

Amy Fultz, co-founder of Chimp Haven

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Amy Fultz–a co-founder of Chimp Haven, the 200-acre Louisiana sanctuary for chimpanzees who had been used for biomedical research (and other purposes) before retiring to the facility–discusses the history of the facility, including the years of planning and research before they broke ground on the sanctuary. Read more…

Nelly McKay–Singer-Songwriter-Activist

Nelly McKay–Singer-Songwriter-Activist Nellie McKay, a “Talking Animals” favorite (and our most frequent guest), helps mark the show’s fifth anniversary on WMNF with a typically wide-ranging discussion. Read more…

Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall, the primatologist and anthropologist whose study in the 1960s of chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania yielded pioneering findings, has since increasingly been viewed as a highly influential, heroic figure.
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