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Goualougo Triangle Ape Project

Zoo researchers monitor great ape behavior, health, and tool use in a mature old growth forest inside the pristine Goualougo Triangle.

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Diving Deeper
October 12, 2023
GTAP Timeline
For more than two decades, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project has focused on conservation and community-building in the Congo. Its researchers have seen plenty of growth and some major milestones since its start in the 1990s. Explore the timeline to find out more!
Diving Deeper
October 12, 2023
Making Connections from the Congo to Chicago
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part IX Although nearly 7,000 miles physically separate the Goualougo Triangle and Chicago, there are numerous threads tying the two locations together. The hard work of field scientists, research assistants, and trackers in the…
Diving Deeper
October 11, 2023
Creating a Community of Conservationists
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part VIII At the primary school in Bomassa, the village nearest Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP) headquarters in the Republic of Congo, Club Ebobo is taking place. First, teachers split children into different age groups…
Diving Deeper
October 10, 2023
Collaborative Discovery in the Congo
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part VII Exploration calls to mind colorful images of forging through overgrown vegetation before stumbling upon some grand discovery. But when we unpack these stories, whether they be of big screen adventurers or historical…
Diving Deeper
October 9, 2023
Taking Action for Central African Wildlife
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part VI To retain the pristine nature of the Goualougo Triangle in the Republic of Congo and protect its amazing biodiversity, Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP) Principal Investigator David Morgan, Ph.D. a research fellow…
Diving Deeper
October 6, 2023
A Dream of Goualougo: The Importance of Place
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part V The forests of the Goualougo Triangle in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park are among the most remote in the world. Here, in the Congo Sangha Trinational region—A UNESCO World Heritage site that encompasses part…
Diving Deeper
October 5, 2023
Kingo and the Fire of the Chimpanzee
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part IV One of the most exciting things about the Goualougo and Djeké Triangles is the fact that the tropical forest ecosystem in the Congo supports both western lowland gorillas and chimpanzees—which, when the…
Diving Deeper
October 4, 2023
A Day in the Life of the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part III Life in the Goualougo Triangle is never dull. When you are surrounded by wildlife, no two days are the same. Days also vary for each role on the Goualougo team. Cooks have…
Diving Deeper
October 3, 2023
What Are We Doing in the Goualougo Triangle?
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part II For more than two decades, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project (GTAP) has been a fixture in the Republic of Congo, immersing researchers in a pristine jungle environment where great ape research isn’t…
Diving Deeper
October 2, 2023
Getting to Goualougo
Diving Deeper: Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Part I Day 1: The journey from Chicago to the Goualougo Triangle in the Republic of Congo makes “trains, planes, and automobiles” seem like a straight shot. To begin, a series of flights across…
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