Researchers in Training

From July 30th to August 10th RZSS Edinburgh Zoo runs a Science Summer School for teenagers aged 15-16yrs old. It is a week long introductory course into zoo and wildlife sciences. This year we have students studying the behaviour of our East group of Capuchins.

The students from the first week did focal studies on Kato’s (periphery male) and Popeye’s (alpha male) interactions with the rest of the monkeys.

Here are their results,

As expected Popeye had many interactions whereas Kato the periphery male did not, however in the future we would hope that Kato would interact more with the rest of the monkeys as he is a very important individual in the captive breeding programme.

To find out more about Science Summer School, watch the video below


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