07-17-2011, 06:00 PM
this is not a zoo...it's a non-profit research trust.
really fascinating stuff.
Great Ape Trust is a scientific research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture, language, tools and intelligence, and to the preservation of endangered great apes in their natural habitats. Announced in 2002 and receiving its first ape residents in 2004, Great Ape Trust is home to a colony of six bonobos involved in noninvasive interdisciplinary studies of their cognitive and communicative capabilities, and to six orangutans. In addition to the communicative and cognitive work with bonobos and orangutans, Great Ape Trust has also supported and directed since late 2007, a chimpanzee conservation and forest restoration initiative in Rwanda."
07-17-2011, 08:14 PM
Good stuff Sephi....Thanks for the share....!
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