4-26 Tues. Primate Conservation

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Primate Conservation-Tuesday Lecture 18:00 Primate Conservation History of Ape Communication Review: Vicki—Hayes Tried to teach ape to speak our language but was a complete failure, partially b/c don’t  have right placement of vocal chords, really a lesson of what was not accomplished, got  it to speak only 4 words Washoe- Gardners and Fouts Taught sign language to a chimpanzee, one of their grad students worked with Washoe-  up to 450 signs Chantek- Miles Taught an orangutan to sign, proved not just apes Koko- Patterson Proved you could do it with a gorilla teaching it sign Lana- D. Rumbaugh Now using a computer interface touch screen this was the biggest break through in  Coe’s perspective Kanzi- Savage-Rumbaugh Bonobo named Kanzi learned more words than any chimp before him partially b/c he  was bonobo but also b/c he started very young and watched his adopted mother do it Nim Chimksy- Terrace Trained a chimp named Nim Chimsky, even though he learned signs Terrace didn’t say  it was a language and he pretty much brought this research to an end b/c they only  learned one word at a time and most of it was involving food or water, brought this era of  research to an end Alex the Parrot- Pepperberg Is this only unique to apes?  Even though may have smaller brain, still able to have language of a sort. Alex died  same year as Nim brought it all to an end
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Starting with Chantek (Video) Conservation: John Muir- UW alumnus 1864, promoted US National Park System “founder of the national Park System” Yosemite National Park Aldo Leopold ( 1887-1948) Faculty member of UW Land Stewardship We have a responsibility or stewardship to the world George Schaller- UW Zoology PhD 1963 The Mountain Gorilla Nature Reserves in Alaska Karen Strier Muriqui (woolly spider) 1 of 11 sites where muriqui can be found 250<100 SE Brazil Other primatologists:
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Birute Galdikas Orangutan Rehabilitation for those that have been captured, she tries to return them to  the forests Jane Goodall Goodal Insititute- Rootes and Shoots Education programs to get people to care more, part of it is raising awareness that there 
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