Goualougo Triangle Ape Project

Studying an Untouched Ecosystem

In a remote region of the Republic of Congo, researchers are conducting groundbreaking research into how gorillas and chimpanzees live alongside one another in one of the most pristine landscapes on earth. The Goualougo Triangle is home to forest elephants, chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas, many of which have never come into contact with humans. By studying ape behavior, tool-use and the impact of logging on these endangered animals, scientists David Morgan (Lincoln Park Zoo) and Crickette Sanz are collecting data that will advance ape conservation throughout Africa.

Visit the official Goualougo Triangle Ape Project website at www.congo-apes.org.


Close Up on Goualougo Camera Traps
November 19, 2014

Dozens of “camera traps” in the Republic of Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle let zoo scientists record how chimpanzees use tools in the wild.

For past updates, visit the Goualougo Triangle Field Diaries blog.

How You Can Help

By supporting the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, you can help advance the conservation of apes throughout Africa. To make a direct donation to the project, click here. For more information, please contact the Development Department at 312-742-2000.

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