chimpanzee : Popo

GAIN ID numberGAIN ID number
We assinged GAIN original IDs based on the domestic studbook numbers.
:0438    (2012-07-23Updated)
International studbook number: -

Name Popo
Sex Female
Species or Subspecies P. t. verus
Date of birth 1982.03.07
Place of birth Primate Research Institute Kyoto University
Current facility Primate Research Institute Kyoto University
Father Gon
Mother Puchi
Popo received "P" of her mother, Puchi, and was named after "TanPOPO (it means "dandelions" in Japanese)" because she was born in spring. She likes dandelions (as food). Her eyes are round and she appears fatter than the truth because her face is round and she has the bushy hair. She looks like her younger sister, Pan. She has the habits of biting her nails and licking the palms of her hands.
Popo is calm and ladylike. She is unconcerned about relationships among people and chimpanzees. Because she lives according to her own way, she disturbs the atmosphere of the group and is often chased by the members of the group. But she is brave and engages daringly with them. She gets along with her sister, Pan. She is a tender aunt, taking good care of her niece, Pal.

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Life history
1982.03.07 Popo was born at Kyoto University Primate Research Institute (PRI) (Birth weight 1900 gm). First chimpanzee in Japan conceived by artificial insemination. Raised by humans. Kept in a group whose members were Reiko  {0432} , Puchi  {0436} , Gon  {0437} , Ai  {0434} , Mari  {0274} , Akira  {0435} , and Pendensa  {0095} .
1982.05.18 Reo  {0439}  was born. Mother: Reiko  {0432} .
1983.12.07 Pan  {0440}  was born. Mother: Puchi  {0436} .
1985.01.20 Chloe  {0441}  moved to Primate Research Institute Kyoto University.
1985.09.10 Mari  {0274}  moved to Japan Monkey Centre for breeding loan.
1989.10.03 Ai and Akira escaped from Institute.
1994.04.28 body weight 46.7kg
1995 New outdoor enclosure was completed. Chimpanzees now kept together in a group.
1996.05.21 body weight 48.1kg
1996.05.29 Mari  {0274}  came back to PRI (Primate Research Institute Kyoto University).
1998.07.29 Ai  {0434}  gave birth to Atom  {0584}  (conceived by artificial insemination), but he was stillborn.
2000.04.24 Ai gave birth to Ayum  {0608}  (conceived by artificial insemination).
2000.06.19 Chloe gave birth to Cleo  {0609} .
2000.08.09 Pan gave birth to Pal  {0611}  (conceived by artificial insemination).
2003.05.15 Puchi gave birth to Pico  {0662} .
2005.06.09 Pico  {0662}  died.
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Research results using samples from this individual
Biometry Date of investigation 2006/9/13 (24.521years old)
Right upper dental formula Right lower dental formula Left upper dental formula Left lower dental formula
Weight (kg) Sitting height (mm) Body length Tail length Sternum length Upper arm length
45.16 851.0 495.0 0.0 0.0 310.0
Forearm length Thigh length Knee height Calf length Biacromial breadth Pelvic breadth
308.0 339.0 0.0 274.0 247.0 248.0
Inter-trochanteric breadth Inter-papillar breadth Left-right chest distance Upper-lower chest distance Neck circumference Chest circumference
259.0 143.0 200.0 200.0 0.0 770.0
Right arm circumference Right thigh circumference Calf circumference Foot circumference Head circumference Head length
305.0 455.0 271.0 216.0 0.0 147.0
Head breadth Bizygomatic breadth Bigonial breadth Upper face height Face height Nose height
126.0 128.0 91.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
External ear breadth Inner ear breadth Nose breadth Total head height Head height Ear length
93.0 29.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 76.0
Ear breadth          
Hand length 1 Hand length 2 Hand breadth Thumb length Middle finger length Foot length
218.0 225.0 72.0 60.0 120.0 220.0
Foot breadth Toe I length Toe III length      
62.0 67.0 100.0      
Abdominal skinfold thickness Triceps skinfold thickness Thigh skinfold thickness Back of waist skinfold thickness Neck skinfold thickness Underbust skinfold thickness
3.5 8.1 7.0 12.0 0.0 0.0
Iliocristale skinfold thickness Abdominal circumference Head and body length      
7.1 728.0 0.0      
Teats 15(W) 13(L)
Teat (Width) Teat (Leng) Teat (Wid) Left Teat (Leng) Left    
15.0 13.0 - -    
Testis Length Testis Width Testis Depth Left Testis L Left Testis W Left Testis D
- - - - - -
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