Founded in 1984,
ChimpanZoo is an international research program dedicated to the
study of chimpanzees in zoos and other captive settings.
Approximately 200 chimpanzees are involved in ChimpanZoo, making
it the largest ape research program ever undertaken.
participating zoos and the Jane Goodall Institute, students,
caretakers and volunteers record behavioral observations and work
with zoo keepers to improve the lives of captive chimpanzees and
compare their behavior to that of chimps in the wild.
- To increase public awareness
about the plight of chimpanzees and to increase understanding
of chimpanzee behavior.
- To assist zoos in their
efforts to improve the habitats and conditions for captive
- To facilitate the exchange of
information on ways to enrich the lives of captive
the Jane Goodall Institute
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