The stand is coming together

Today was an exciting day – we took delivery of the panels for our exhibition stand. While there is still a little work to go getting all of the games and activities ready for our September event at Edinburgh Zoo it really feels like everything is coming together now. Over the coming days we will … Read more

Branco Weiss Fellowship for Erica van de Waal

Many congratulations to our Dr Erica van de Waal, who has been awarded a prestigious international Branco Weiss Research Fellowship (see below) for the next five years, to continue her studies of social learning and cultural transmission in wild vervet monkeys in South Africa. She will switch to this from her present Swiss Science Foundation Fellowship with St Andrews at end of 2014, then formally becoming based in Carel van Schaik’s Zurich group, but continuing to collaborate with us in St Andrews.

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For These Monkeys, Mother Knows Best

New York Times 24th March 2014 When vervet monkeys confront dirty food — say, grapes covered with sand — most of them clean it, but not all of them take the same approach. And when very young monkeys confront their first sandy grape they watch, and learn. Or, as the familiar cliché would have it, … Read more