Bossou: 33 Years

  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Tatyana Humle
Part of the Primatology Monographs book series


A small group of chimpanzees inhabits the forested hills surrounding the village of Bossou in southeastern Guinea, West Africa. Over the years, cultural primatology has driven much of the research on this unique group of wild chimpanzees.


Wild Chimpanzee Forested Hill Sacred Forest Raid Crop World Natural Heritage Site 
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The research at Bossou is a collaboration between the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute and Guinean researchers belonging to the DNRST and IREB. The 2006 symposium was financially supported by Kyoto University, KUPRI, and the JSPS-HOPE program. The long-running study is financially supported by MEXT grants (#16002001, 20002001), etc. Special thanks are offered to these organizations for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyamaJapan
  2. 2.School of Anthropology and ConservationUniversity of KentCanterburyUK

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