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Living Links
The Living Links Center (LLC) at Emory University seeks to shed light on human behavioral evolution by studying mankind's primate relatives. On its Web site, learn about current research, browse an audio and video library, download academic publications, and more. (See our interview with LLC director Frans de Waal.)

Great Ape Trust of Iowa
The Great Ape Trust of Iowa is a leading center for the study and conservation of great apes. Find detailed information on members of the ape family, download podcasts, view video clips, and much more.

Mammals: Bonobo (Pygmy Chimp)
The San Diego Zoo offers this Web page on bonobo habitat and behavior, including a photo slide show and video clip of bonobos in captivity.

Read an online fact sheet about the bonobo on this Web site from the African Wildlife Foundation.

Bonobo Initiative
Find bonobo-related photo galleries, news, and interactive activities on this Web site from the Bonobo Conservation Initiative.

Great Apes Survival Project
The Great Apes Survival Project Partnership is a U.N. program working to stop the threat of extinction faced by gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans in the wild. On its Web site, find information on current conservation projects, photo galleries, links to online donation pages, and more.

Great Ape Action Fund
On this Web site from the Great Ape Action Fund, read articles on bonobo conservation efforts and find information on great apes in the wild.

A Life With Kanzi
BBC Radio 4 presents this half-hour report on Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's work with Kanzi, a bonobo with which she has worked for over 20 years. (See our audio slide show with Sue Savage-Rumbaugh.)

Frans de Waal
NPR's "Science Friday" offers this archived radio interview with primatologist Frans de Waal about the connections between humans and apes.


Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human
by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Roger Lewin. Wiley Press, 1996.

Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape
by Frans de Waal and Frans Lanting. University of California Press, 1997.

Behavioural Diversity in Chimpanzees and Bonobos
by Linda Marchant, Christophe Boesch, and Gottfried Hohmann. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Our Inner Ape
by Frans de Waal. Riverhead Books, 2005.

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