The Soul of the Ape and My Friends the Baboons

It would be a miracle for modern science if the culminating point of man's existence should prove to be an exception to ... The ape is so nearly related to us that he is, actually, the only animal that in all respects exhibits the same ...

Author: Eugene Marais

Publisher: A Distant Mirror


Category: Nature

Page: 302

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Eugene Marais spent three years living in the South African wilderness in close daily contact with a troop of baboons. He later described this as the happiest, most content time of his troubled life. This period produced two works which are testament to his research and conclusions; they have very different histories. Firstly, there was a series of articles written in Afrikaans for the newspaper Die Vaderland. They were then published in book form under the title Burgers van die Berge, and were first published in an English translation in 1939 under the title My Friends the Baboons. These pieces were written in a popular vein suitable to a newspaper readership, and were not regarded seriously by Marais himself. They are a journal; a series of anecdotes and impressions. The Soul of the Ape, which Marais wrote in beautifully clear and precise English, was the more serious scientific document; however after his death in 1936, it could not be found. It was lost for 32 years, and was recovered in 1968, and published the following year. The excellent introduction by Robert Ardrey that is included in this volume was part of the 1969 and subsequent editions of The Soul of the Ape, and adds greatly to an appreciation of its importance. Together, these three texts give us as complete a picture as we will ever get of Marais’ three year study of these complex relatives of humanity, and its implications for the study of consciousness.

My Best Friends are Apes

“ In that case make haste and lock your ape into his cage , ” was all the answer he got . My friend immediately had me sent for , begging me to do my utmost to get there in the quickest possible time . I jumped into a taxi and was ...

Author: Heinrich Oberjohann



Category: Chimpanzees

Page: 191

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My Friends the Apes

This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.

Author: Belle J. Benchley


ISBN: 9781494089276


Page: 340

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This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.

The Social Life Of Monkeys And Apes

But Marais forgot to mention the experiments in either My Friends or The Soul of the Ape. In My Friends we are told that before surgeons dared remove the human appendix they experimented on “apes” to make the operation possible and safe ...

Author: Zuckerman, S

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136311599

Category: Psychology

Page: 586

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

My friends, the apes. Boston: Little, Brown. Benson, J., P. Fries, W. Greaves, K. Iwamoto, E. S. Savage-Rumbaugh, and J. Taglialatela. 2002. Confrontation and support in bonobo-human discourse. Functions of Language, 9, 1-38.

Author: Duane M. Rumbaugh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300129351

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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What is animal intelligence? In what ways is it similar to human intelligence? Many behavioral scientists have realized that animals can be rational, can think in abstract symbols, can understand and react to human speech, and can learn through observation as well as conditioning many of the more complicated skills of life. Now Duane Rumbaugh and David Washburn probe the mysteries of the animal mind even further, identifying an advanced level of animal behavior—emergents—that reflects animals’ natural and active inclination to make sense of the world. Rumbaugh and Washburn unify all behavior into a framework they call Rational Behaviorism and present it as a new way to understand learning, intelligence, and rational behavior in both animals and humans. Drawing on years of research on issues of complex learning and intelligence in primates (notably rhesus monkeys, chimpanzees, and bonobos), Rumbaugh and Washburn provide delightful examples of animal ingenuity and persistence, showing that animals are capable of very creative solutions to novel challenges. The authors analyze learning processes and research methods, discuss the meaningful differences across the primate order, and point the way to further advances, enlivening theoretical material about primates with stories about their behavior and achievements.

No He s Not a Monkey He s an Ape and He s My Son

apes in general and chimps in particular, grouping them all under the handy heading of dirty, disgusting monkeys. ... not to mention hurt, by the fact that some of our best friends shared my mother-in-law's feelings.

Author: Hester Mundis

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480499900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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This book answers the question that is on everybody’s mind: “What’s it like to raise a chimpanzee in Manhattan?” Hester Mundis’s hilarious memoir No He’s Not a Monkey, He’s an Ape and He’s My Son is the complete guide to raising a chimp in the heart of urban America. Join Hester, her husband, their terrifying attack dog Ahab, and the funniest monkey—excuse us, ape— ever to occupy an apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City in this true adventure of woman versus beast.

The mouse and her friends with other stories

You must know , " answered his companion , " that such is our custom ; when we Apes wish to go out on a visit , we leave our heart at home , - which is by nature peevish and quarrelsome , in order not to offend the friend who invites us ...

Author: John Edward Taylor




Page: 138

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The Animal Game

“Belle Benchley to Richard Sparks,” (October 14, 1931), SG, Series 1, Folder 3. Benchley, My Friends, the Apes, 206. Ibid., 207. “Richard D. Sparks to Mary L. Jobe Akeley,” (February 4, 1932), SG, Series 1, Folder 2; Benchley, ...

Author: Daniel E. Bender

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674737342

Category: History

Page: 393

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Tracing the global trade and trafficking in animals that supplied U.S. zoos, Daniel Bender shows how Americans learned to view faraway places through the lens of exotic creatures on display. He recounts the public’s conflicted relationship with zoos, decried as prisons by activists even as they remain popular centers of education and preservation.