Episode #10

They are our closest relatives and they share more in common with us than any other animals. From complex social structures to intelligent problem solving, chimpanzees are animals that continue to teach us much about our wild world. In this episode, Chimpanzee Area Manager Claire MacNamara shares her own personal connection to these amazing creatures and why the transition to caring for primates wasn’t an easy one. Learn the challenges and reward of caring for a chimpanzee troop. Plus, Claire shares recent developments with the troop including more information about last year’s chimpanzee birth. Get the story you haven’t heard from behind-the-scenes about this exciting time and learn how the chimpanzee team worked to create a happy ending for the endangered infant.

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Off Exhibit is a podcast featuring in-depth discussions with animal professionals and wildlife experts from behind-the-scenes at the Maryland Zoo. Subscribe via iTunes, Android, or RSS. New episodes uploaded on Wednesdays.