Ricky playing with Liberius

With a heavy heart, we say goodbye…


1961 (est.) – 30 January 2012

Article from Edinburgh Zoo

Louis eating browse


Assessing the development of a cognitive research programme and chimpanzee introductions in a zoo

We examined four main topics with captive chimpanzees:

  • Welfare
  • Cognition
  • Public engagement with science
  • Animal management (behavioural predictors)

A portion of the project was filmed by the BBC for the documentary, Natural World The Chimpcam Project (originally broadcast in 2010).

For more information on the chimpanzees, the research, and the film, please use the tabs at the top of the page


Origins of Us

Watch Betsy Herrelko discuss the new group of Budongo Trail chimpanzees and social intelligence with Dr Alice Roberts on the new series Origins of Us.

Originally broadcast: 31 October 2011 @ 9pm on BBC2

Available online at Amazon


The Chimpcam Project

Originally broadcast: 27 January 2010 @ 8pm on BBC2

Available online in a series of clips on YouTube