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2024.2.19.
  Gibbon : Koko was moved from the previous facilities.

2024.2.18.
Chimpanzee : Momo gave birth to a baby girl.

2024.2.14.
  Orangutan : Jack died.

2024.2.9.
  Gibbon : Cromartie died.

2024.1.27.
  Gibbon : Racha gave birth to a baby(gender undetermined).

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Takeshi Nishimura, Isao T. Tokuda, Shigehiro Miyachi, Jacob C. Dunn, Christian T. Herbst, Kazuyoshi Ishimura, Akihisa Kaneko, Yuki Kinoshita, Hiroki Koda, Jaap P. P. Saers, Hirohiko Imai, Tetsuya Matsuda, Ole Næsbye Larsen, Uwe Jürgens, Hideki Hirabayashi, Shozo Kojima, W. Tecumseh Fitch(2022) Evolutionary loss of complexity in human vocal anatomy as an adaptation for speech
*Science*, Vol 377, Issue 6607, pp. 760-763
https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abm1574

Kristin Havercamp, Koshiro Watanuki, Masaki Tomonaga, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Satoshi Hirata(2019) Longevity and mortality of captive chimpanzees in Japan from 1921 to 2018
*Primates*, 60: 525-535
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-019-00755-8

Toshifumi Nakagawa, Masanori Doi, Kosuke Nishi, Takuya Sugahara(2024) Cross-species amplification from non-human primate DNAs in commercial human DNA assay kits
*Legal Medicine*, vol68, Article 102369
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2023.102369

Tomonaga, M., Tanaka, Y. & Sakai, M.(2024) May the force be with you: exploring force discrimination in chimpanzees using the force-feedback device
*Primates*
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-023-01117-1

Emura K, Hirasaki E, Arakawa T(2023) Muscle–tendon arrangement and intramuscular nerve distribution of flexor digitorum superficialis in the siamang (𝑆𝑦𝑚𝑝ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑠 𝑠𝑦𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑦𝑙𝑢𝑠), western lowland gorilla (𝐺𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎 𝑔𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎 𝑔𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎), western chimpanzee (𝑃𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑙𝑜𝑑𝑦𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑢𝑠), and Japanese macaque (𝑀𝑎𝑐𝑎𝑐𝑎 𝑓𝑢𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑎).
*Anatomical Science International*, in press
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12565-023-00713-x

Results of GAIN

There are 102 species of nonhuman primates kept in the zoos and other facilities in Japan.

The count is at the point of March 31 2015 and excludes the hybrids and miscellaneous individuals.