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The facilities


The research facilities at Lund University Primate Research Station Furuvik are built for experimental flexibility. Dedicated research rooms exist both for the orangutans and the chimpanzees. Eventually gibbon will be able to be tested in the orangutan facilities. The research rooms are placed to allow full view for the zoo visitors.



We are especially greatful to Sparbanksstiftelsen Nya, The Crafoord Foundation and The Krapperup Foundation for funding the construction of our facilities. Generous donations for its development have also been given by Pia Ståhl-Althin, The Magn Bergvall Foundation, Elizabeth Rausing’s Memorial Fund, The Foundation Landshövding Per Westling’s Memorial Fund, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.


The animals

Chimpanzees

Santino (Male, b. 1978)

  • Osvath, 2009a
  • Osvath & Karvonen, 2012
  • Thunström et al, 2012
  • Zlatev et al, 2013
Linda (Female, b. 1984)

  • Osvath & Osvath, 2008
  • Persson, 2008
  • Thunström et al, 2012
  • Zlatev et al, 2013
Maria Magdalena (Female, b. 2000)

  • Osvath & Osvath, 2008
  • Osvath & Persson, 2013
  • Thunström et al, 2012
Manda (Female, b. 2004)

  • Osvath & Persson, 2013
  • Thunström et al, 2012
  • Zlatev et al, 2013
Selma (Female, b. 2008)

  • Thunström et al, 2012

Orangutans

Naong (Male, b. 1990)

  • Hirsch, 2011
  • Osvath, 2009b
  • Osvath & Osvath, 2008
  • Osvath & Persson, 2013
Dunja (Female, b. 1991)

  • Osvath & Persson, 2013

White-handed gibbons

Forthcoming…

Former subjects

Penny (Female, 1980-2012)

  • Thunström et al, 2012
  • Zlatev et al, 2013
Igelchen (Female, 1985-2011)

  • Persson, 2008


Fore more pictures see the photo blog

References

  • Hirsch, E. (2011). Fully voluntary eye tracking of an orangutan (Pongo abelii): A case study. Master’s thesis, Cognitive Science, Lund University.
  • Osvath, M. (2009a). Spontaneous planning for future stone throwing by a male chimpanzee. Current Biology, 19, R190-R191.
  • Osvath, M. (2009b). In search of inner worlds: are humans alone in the mental world of possible futures? In: H. Högh-Olesen, J. Tönnesvang & P. Bertelsen (Eds.). Human Characteristics: Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Mind and Kind. (pp 44-64) Cambridge. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Osvath, M. & Karvonen, E. (2012). Spontaneous Innovation for Future Deception in a Male Chimpanzee. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e36782. (Open access)
  • Osvath & Osvath (2008). Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and orangutan (Pongo abelii) forethought: self-control and pre-experience in the face of future tool use. Animal Cognition, 11(4), 661-674.
  • Osvath, M. & Persson, T. (2013). Great apes can defer exchange: a replication with different results suggesting future oriented behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, Oct 02. (Open access)
  • Persson, T. (2008). Pictorial Primates: A Search for Iconic Abilities in Great Apes. Lund: Lund University Cognitive Studies, 136.
  • Thunström, M., Persson, T. & Björklund, M. (2012). Integration of a hand-reared chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) infant into a social group of conspecifics. Primates. Online First (Not open access)
  • Zlatev J., Alenkær Madsen E., Lenninger S., Persson T., Sayehli S., Sonesson G., van de Weijer J. (2013). Understanding communicative intentions and semiotic vehicles by children and chimpanzees. Cognitive Development, 28(3), 312-329. (Not open access)