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Feb 27, 2022

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[NEW ARTICLE] Quantifying the 60-Year Contribution of Japanese Zoos and Aquariums to Peer-Reviewed Scientific Research

Anzai, W., Ban, K., Hagiwara, S., Kako, T., Kashiwagi, N., Kawase, K., Yamanashi, Y., & Murata, K. (2022) Animals, 12(5):598

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Feb 16, 2022

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[NEW ARTICLE] Studying feral horse behavior from the sky

Hirata, S. (2022) Artificial Life and Robotics, 27: 196-203

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Jan 20, 2022

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[NEW ARTICLE] Cerebral cortical processing time is elongated in human brain evolution

Itoh, K., Konoike, N., Nejime, M., Iwaoki, H., Igarashi, H., Hirata, S., & Nakamura, K. (2022) Scientific Reports, 12, 1103

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Jan 19, 2022

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[NEW ARTICLE] A psychological model to understand background reasons for different attitudes and behaviors of youth residents in relation to free-roaming cat problems on a human-inhabited World Heritage Island in Japan

Qi, H., Watari, Y., & Miyashita, T. (2022) Global Ecology and Conservation, Volume 34, e02009

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Dec 24, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Agriculture is the primary driver of tree cover loss across the Forestière region of the Republic of Guinea, Africa

Fitzgerald, M., Nackoney, J., Potapov, P., & Turubanova, S. (2021) Environmental Research Communications, 3 (2021) 121004

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Dec 17, 2021

Call for Application

Primatology and Wildlife Science Virtual Internship Program https://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/cicasp/internship2022.html

Dec 02, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) Exhibit Gaze Bias for Snakes Upon Hearing Alarm Calls

Sato, Y., Kano, F., Morimura, N., Tomonaga, M., & Hirata, S. (2021) Journal of Comparative Psychology, 136(1): 44–53

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Nov 17, 2021

Award

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Lim Qi Luan won Best Presentation Award for the Biodiversity and Wildlife session at the Second International Conference on Biodiversity and Environmental Management 2021.

Nov 11, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Do chimpanzees enjoy a virtual forest? A pilot investigation of the use of interactive art as a form of environmental enrichment for zoo-housed chimpanzees

Yamanashi, Y., Hitoosa, K., Yoshida, N., Kano, F., Ikkatai, Y., & Sakamoto, H. (2021) American Journal of Primatology, 2021;e23343.

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Nov 10, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] "Unwilling" versus "unable": Understanding chimpanzees' restrictions in cognition and motivation.

Yamamoto, S. (2021) Psychologia, 63(2): 174-190

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Nov 03, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Putrescine--a chemical cue of death—is aversive to chimpanzees

Anderson, J. R., Yeow, H., & Hirata, S. (2021) Behavioural Processes, 193: 104538

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Nov 03, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Social determinants of affiliation and cohesion in a population of feral horses

Mendonça, R. S., Pinto, P., Inoue, S., Ringhofer, M., Godinho, R., & Hirata, S. (2021) Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 245: 105496

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Oct 26, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Behavioural synchronization in a multilevel society of feral horses

Maeda, T., Sueur, C., Hirata, S., & Yamamoto, S. (2021) PLOS ONE, 16(10): e0258944

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Oct 16, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] The founder sociality hypothesis

Brooks, J., & Yamamoto, S. (2021) Ecology and Evolution, 11(21): 14392-14404

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Oct 15, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] The Eyes Are More Eloquent Than Words: Anticipatory Looking as an Index of Event Memory in Alzheimer's Disease

Hanazuka, Y., Futamura, A., Hirata, S., Midorikawa, A., Ono, K., & Kawamura, M. (2021) Frontiers in Neurology, 12:642464

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Oct 11, 2021

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Oct 07, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Age estimation using methylation-sensitive high-resolution melting (MS-HRM) in both healthy felines and those with chronic kidney disease

Qi, H., Kinoshita, K., Mori, T., Matsumoto, K., Matsui, Y., & Inoue-Murayama, M. (2021) Scientific Reports, 11: 19963

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Sep 24, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Response: Commentary: Dog Stick Chewing: An Overlooked Instance of Tool Use?

Brooks, J., & Yamamoto, S. (2021) Frontiers in Psychology, 12:757526

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Sep 20, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Behavioral Changes of Solitary Housed Female Pygmy Slow Lorises (Nycticebus pygmeaus) after Introduction into Group Enclosures

Alejandro, J., Yamanashi, Y., Nemoto, K., Bercovitch, F. B., & Huffman, M. A. (2021) Animals, 11(9): 2751

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Aug 23, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Sand-bubbler crabs distinguish fiddler crab signals to predict intruders

Muramatsu, D. (2021) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 75: 125

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Aug 12, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Comparative survival analyses among captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in America and Japan

Che-Castaldo, J., Havercamp, K., Watanuki, K., Matsuzawa, T., Hirata, S., & Ross, S. R. (2021) PeerJ, 9:e11913

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Aug 10, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Horses with sustained attention follow the pointing of a human who knows where food is hidden

Ringhofer, M., Trösch, M., Lansade, L., & Yamamoto, S. (2021) Scientific Reports, 11, 16184

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Aug 09, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Personality, subjective well-being, and the serotonin 1a receptor gene in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)

Weiss, A., Yokoyama, C., Hayashi, T., & Inoue-Murayama, M. (2021) PLoS ONE, 16(8): e0238663

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Jul 24, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Great apes' understanding of biomechanics: eye-tracking experiments using three-dimensional computer-generated animations

Sato, Y., Kitazaki, M., Itakura, S., Morita, T., Sakuraba, Y., Tomonaga, M., & Hirata, S. (2021) Primates, 62: 735-747

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Jul 22, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Plant-eating carnivores: Multispecies analysis on factors influencing the frequency of plant occurrence in obligate carnivores

Yoshimura, H., Hirata, S., & Kinoshita, K. (2021) Ecology and Evolution, 00: 1-16

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Jul 13, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Embryo and fetal position during pregnancy by ultrasonographic examinations in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Terasawa, F., Akiyama, H., Sakuragi, T., Haneda, S., & Shirakata, C. (2021) Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 83(7): 1138–1143

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Jul 07, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] A filed-friendly method of measuring faecal glucocorticoid metabolite concentration as a simple stress checker in snow leopards

Kinoshita, K. (2021) Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12(9): 1734-1746

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Jul 01, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Age-related changes to the speckle patterns on wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins

Yagi, G., Sakai, M., & Kogi, K. (2021) Marine Mammal Science, 38: 73-86

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Jun 16, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Genetic diversity of the endangered Japanese golden eagle at neutral and functional loci

Naito-Liederbach, A. M., Sato, Y., Nakajima, N., Maeda, T., Inoue, T., Yamazaki, T., Ogden, R., & Inoue-Murayama, M. (2021) Ecological Research, 36(5): 815-829

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Jun 15, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Doubtful estimates of wildlife killed by free-ranging cats in China. A response to Y. Li et al. Biological Conservation 253 (2021) 108929

Zhang, Z., Qi, H., & Guo, P. (2021) Biological Conservation, 260: 109200

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Jun 11, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Olfactory epithelium and ontogeny of the nasal chambers in the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)

Farnkopf, I. C., George, J. C., Kishida, T., Hillmann, D. J., Suydam, R. S., & Thewissen, J. G. M. (2021) The Anatomical Record, 305(3): 643-667

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Jun 08, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) populations in the Malay Peninsula based on mitochondrial DNA control region.

Lim, Q. L., Yong, C. S. Y., Ng, W. L., Ismail, A., Rovie-Ryan, J. J., Rosli, N., & Annavi, G. (2021) Biodiversity and Conservation, 30: 2433-2449

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May 19, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Knowledge-based enrichment: Development of a novel enrichment device for captive chimpanzees

Brooks, J., Yoshimura, H., & Taki, Y. (2021) Zoo Biology, 40(5): 398-406

A team of WRC/PWS students designed a novel enrichment device for chimpanzees. They find knowledge can sustain high motivation and engagement with enrichment devices, allowing complex and layered multistep solutions.

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May 18, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Field and laboratory metabolism and thermoregulation in rhinoceros auklets

Umeyama, A., Niizuma, Y., & Shirai, M. (2021) PeerJ, 9:e11460

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May 04, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Urinary creatinine varies with microenvironment and sex in hibernating Greater Horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) in Korea

Ryu, H., Kinoshita, K., Joo, S., & Kim, S. (2021) BMC Ecology and Evolution, 21, 77

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Apr 29, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] The early development of tempo adjustment and synchronization during joint drumming: A study of 18- to 42- month-old children

Yu, L., & Myowa, M. (2021) Infancy, 26(4): 635-646

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Apr 28, 2021

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[NEW ARTICLE] Small males of the fiddler crab Austruca perplexa court more in the off-peak breeding period when large males court less

Tina, F. W., & Muramatsu, D. (2021) Journal of Ethology, 39: 297-308

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