THE LESTER E. FISHER CENTER FOR THE STUDY AND CONSERVATION OF APES
The Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes brings together primate experts and organizations from around the world to collaborate on groundbreaking research and education.
The Center’s mission is to conduct multidisciplinary research that will:
- advance the knowledge of ape biology
- improve the care and management of apes in zoos and sanctuaries
- conserve and protect wild populations
Toward that end, the Fisher Center offers unique training and educational opportunities for undergraduate students, student interns, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows through collaborative projects with Center staff. The core of the Center’s on-grounds zoo research focusses on the chimpanzees and gorillas housed in the Regenstein Center for African Apes and the Japanese macaques living in the Regenstein Macaque Forest. Extending beyond zoo grounds, Fisher Center researchers study wild chimpanzees and gorillas living in the Goualougo Triangle, Republic of Congo, and captive chimpanzees throughout America through Project ChimpCARE.
Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes
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