Primatology with Kate Gilmore

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If you like lava, you'll love monkey butts. Settle in with guest Kate Gilmore, professional primatologist and lead keeper of the great apes and Old World monkeys at the Los Angeles Zoo. Learn about chimpanzee mating, why zookeepers don't wear FitBits, primate DRAAAMA, the erroneous philosophy behind truck nuts and what happens in the middle the night at the zoo. Also get some good info on primate conservation and how to be a friend to orangutans.

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Theme song by Nick Thorburn.

And now, some links for additional reading/watching/wonder:

Etymology of primate

When was um Pangea, um? 

Leaky trio

AZA accreditation

Paper about competition in female chimpanzees

Harambe memes, wtf? 

Do you recognize yourself in the mirror? 

Koko's PBS documentary trailer

Bush baby plush toy that's not even good

Cute ass real bush babies tho

Bondo Mystery Aping ain't easy 


Great Ape conservation info:

Jane Goodall Institute

World Wildlife Fund

Great Ape Conservation Fund

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo info on palm kernel oil


Ologies music by Nick Thorburn

Mixing and final production by Jason Scardamalia

Alie Ward