We have addressed two essential components to enhance the quality of life for our chimpanzees in captivity.
First, we shall promote a variety of natural behaviors and reduce stereotypic behaviors.
Freedom of moving and foraging: The chimpanzees at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) have been living more of a natural life style from the academic year of 2011.Read More
It is highly recommended to construct some three-dimensional climbing structures in the captive chimpanzees' living environment in the aim to simulate the life style of wild chimpanzees.Read More
Chimpanzees in the Wild
Observation of wild chimpanzees and their habitat In order to set clear goals for a proper enrichment process to be established in captivity, first we have to understand the wild animals and their habitat.Read More
Jokro: the death of an infant chimpanzee This is an episode illuminating the strong bond between mother and infant chimpanzees.Read More
Second, we shall simulate activity budget of wild chimpanzees in captive settings.
Feeders In order to increase amount of time for gathering food and foraging we have installed a range of feeders.Read More
Daily programs It is tough to come up with new ideas everyday. Therefore, we provide varied daily programs on weekdays.Read More
In 2000, the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) was delighted to welcome three new infants.Read More
The presence of infant chimpanzees is well known to increase interactions in a social group with a variety of behavioral patterns occurring among group members.Read More