Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary http://iowapublicradio.org en Sue Savage-Rumbaugh Shares Hopes For Future Of Primate Sanctuary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sue-savage-rumbaugh-shares-hopes-future-primate-sanctuary <p>Following an investigation, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh has been cleared and reinstated as the resident scientist at the Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary, formerly the Great Ape Trust, but the future of the organization is anything but certain. Charity Nebbe talks with Sue Savage- Rumbaugh and Executive Director Julie Gilmore about the work their doing and their plans and hopes for the future.</p><p>Then, University of Iowa alum Brittany Griffith shares her experiences as a professional rock climber.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:29:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sue Savage-Rumbaugh Shares Hopes For Future Of Primate Sanctuary The Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bonobo-hope-great-ape-trust-sanctuary <p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 13.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">The Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary in Des Moines is home to a ground breaking thirty year old language research project, at least one superstar Bonobo, and recently it has become home to controversy and funding shortfalls that may end the project. Host Charity Nebbe takes you inside Bonobo Hope.</span></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:57:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe 8189 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary Animal Tool Behavior http://iowapublicradio.org/post/animal-tool-behavior <p>Tools are not only used by humans-&nbsp;ground squirrels kick sand in the faces of venomous snakes,&nbsp;mice set out markers to find their way home and apes do all kinds of things with tools - crack open nuts, apply herbal medications, open locks and doors, stir liquids, saw wood and even dig with a shovel.&nbsp;In a program that originally aired&nbsp;last June, Ben talks&nbsp;with the authors of the&nbsp;revision of the seminal book <a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/Animal_Tool_Behavior.html?id=Dx7slq__udwC"><em>Animal Tool Behavior</em></a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; We ask if tool use is e Tue, 29 May 2012 15:26:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer 2324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Animal Tool Behavior