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 chimpanzees.
- To facilitate the
exchange of information on ways to enrich the lives of
the Jane Goodall Institute
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