Learn More About the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project


Window into the Wild
Learn how camera traps help provide zoo researchers with unprecedented knowlege and understanding of animal behavior.

Chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo's Goualougo Triangle

Protecting a Refuge for Great Apes
By adding the Goualougo Triangle to the national park system, the Republic of Congo has ensured this pristine landscape will remain untouched. As a result, zoo researchers will continue to make groundbreaking discoveries about wild chimpanzees and gorillas for decades to come.

Researchers in the Goualougo Triangle

Conserving the Congo
Getting to the Goualougo Triangle, the isolated field-research site of Lincoln Park Zoo Research Fellow David Morgan, Ph.D., involves the kind of journey that would be at home in an old adventure serial.


Researchers Crickette Sanz and Dave Morgan in the Goualougo Triangle

Goualougo Triangle Field Diaries
What's it like to study chimpanzees and gorillas in the Republic of Congo's remote Goualougo Triangle? Find out with these updates from the field!


Chimpanzee Tool-Use on Camera
Dozens of “camera traps” in the Republic of Congo’s remote Goualougo Triangle let zoo scientists record how chimpanzees use tools in the wild. It’s one of the many ways the zoo’s Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes is helping us understand our closest cousins.

Trek to the Goualougo Triangle
Watch a video of the arduous journey taken by zoo researchers to reach the remote Congo forest home of wild gorillas and chimpanzees.

Official Website

A chimpanzee in the Goualougo Triangle

Goualougo Triangle Ape Project
Learn more about how researchers are studying the impact of logging and great ape tool-use and behavior at the official website for the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project.



Guest gather to learn about chimpanzees

Wine & Wildlfe: The Truth About Chimpanzees
Fans of wine and wildlife gather to hear David Morgan (Lincoln Park Zoo) and Crickette Sanz talk about studying—and conserving—the apes occupying the Republic of Congo’s Goualougo Triangle.