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The Secret Lives of Female Chimpanzees

  • Harold Washington Library 400 South State Street Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)

By combining decades of behavioral research with innovative non-invasive approaches, Dr. Emery Thompson and her colleagues at the Kibale Chimpanzee Project have uncovered fascinating details about the secret lives of female chimpanzees. She will discuss how females negotiate rivalries to obtain the resources they need to reproduce, the chaotic, and sometimes violent, nature of sexual relationships with males, and the unexpected ways these relationships change with age. Along the way, you will learn about the challenges and rewards of studying this fascinating species in the wild.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $12 for general admission or $6 for students.

Earlier Event: August 17
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Later Event: August 19
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