Congo or Bust

Two zoo research scientists and the curator of primates are trekking to a remote area in the rain forests of the Republic of Congo.

The trio includes Lisa Faust, Ph.D., Vice President for Conservation & Science, Steve Ross, Ph.D., Director of the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, and Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy.

They’re visiting the Goualougo Triangle, where researchers are conducting groundbreaking research into how gorillas and chimpanzees live alongside one another in one of the most pristine landscapes on earth. Faust, Ross and Leahy are touching base with partners in the field to discuss next steps for field studies.

In the first of a series of blog posts, Faust shares the first part of their journey—including a rare sighting of a chimpanzee in Paris...made entirely of chocolate.

Read Lisa’s blog post.


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