Project Nim – the must-see documentary of the year by director James Marsh – details the attempts of scientists to teach a chimpanzee (Nim Chimpsky) sign language. Primatologist Bob Ingersoll features in the documentary, and our resident expert on all things animal testing related, Alistair Currie, interviewed Ingersoll on his relationship with Nim, animal testing and his interest in animals.
Here he is in his own words:
Alistair: Did you have a particular interest in … other animals before you started [working with chimps]? What gave you that original interest?
Bob: … Read more.
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From the same Oscar-winning team behind Man on Wire, Project Nim is a documentary about the unsettling life of tragic chimpanzee hero Nim Chimpsky. The film details his life, from being placed as a baby with a human family by Columbia professor Herbert Terrace to learning sign language and displaying proof of cross-species conversations to being shuffled around between many organisations and animal research laboratories as an adult.
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We are so excited about the opening of Warner Bros.’ film Born to Be Wild 3D in IMAX theatres on 18 June. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film follows the lives of orphaned orang-utans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue, protect and rehabilitate them. World-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and eminent elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick work in Borneo and Africa to return wild animals to their natural habitats against all odds.
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