ISSN: 0032-8332 (Print) 1610-7365 (Online)


Read the highlight article appeared in the latest issue: An observation of a severely disabled infant chimpanzee in the wild and her interactions with her mother

Primates is an international journal of primatology whose aim is to provide a forum for the elucidation of all aspects of primates. It publishes original papers that contribute to the development of the scientific study of primates, and its scope embraces work in fields of biological investigation such as morphology, physiology, genetics, psychology, behavior, ecology, sociology, systematics, evolution, and medicine. Original Articles as well as Review Articles, News and Perspectives, and Book Reviews are included.

The Editor-in-Chief is Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kyoto University.

The new cover of Primates features an infant male chimpanzee named Flanle wearing a leaf hat. Photo taken by Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers in Bossou, Guinea.

He was born September 14, 2007, and the episode occurred at the age of 3 years and 3 months. The hat was made from palm leaves and was used by local people as a cushion for the head when carrying heavy objects. It was discarded by a villager who had carried a heavy oil-palm bunch. No adult chimpanzees paid attention to the discarded leaf hat, but the infant chimpanzee found it and put it on his head immediately. This is an example of delayed imitation of human behavior by a chimpanzee.

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