Archive for April, 2009
Hey everyone! We will be having a meeting tomorrow in MH428 at 6:30. We are going to talk about the amazing success of our cell phone recycling program so far, our future inkjet recycling program as well as officer elections for next year. Hope to see you all there!
PSA’s advisor, Dr. Peter Fashing, made this map showing where students and faculty are currently or have previously worked in primate conservation and research. Not too bad for a small department! If you are interested in primatology, CSUF is a great place to be right now!
Breakfast with the Gibbons Fundraiser
Saturday, May 9, 2009, 9 am to 1 pm
Raising funds for our move.
Please join us for a special event at the Gibbon Conservation Center that will include guided tours with founder Alan Mootnick of the largest group of gibbons (small apes) in the Americas, including infants; a vegan breakfast; huge gift boutique; and special children’s activities. We’ll hear the gibbons “sing” their spectacular territorial call – a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience! Click here for more info and to purchase admission.
$35 adults age 20-64
$30 seniors age 65 & up
$15 teens age 13-19
$10 kids age 6-12
free for kids under 5
$80 Families (2 adults; 2 kids, any ages)
Groups of 10 or more (advanced purchase only) 15% off
$5 more at the gate if not pre-paid
GCC members get $5 off admission
(but sorry, not 10% off merchandise)
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT GIBBONS AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
(AS PROVIDED BY LAW).
If you can’t come, please consider donating for the gibbons anyway. Thank you.
We appreciate your help!
Hey everyone! I just wanted to send out a reminder that The Southern California Primate Research Forum is happening this Saturday, April 25th! Many students from The Primatology Student Association will be there and we hope to see you too! All info below.
Southern California Primate Research Forum:
The Upcoming Forum
New Discoveries in Primate Behavior
25 April 2009
CSU San Bernardino, UH 106
Parking: Lot D [ONLY!]
Check-in, coffee & bagels
9 – 9:15
Norm Rosen (SCPRF/CSUF) & Peter Robertshaw (CSUSB): Welcome & introduction
Nga Nguyen (Cal State Fullerton & Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
The behavioral endocrinology of motherhood in wild baboons of Amboseli
Ulrich Reichard (University of Southern Illinois)
Revisiting gibbon monogamy
Lunch details: Peter Robertshaw
Jim Moore (UCSD; presenting) & Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar (Cambridge University)
Chimpanzees in a dry, open, and seasonal habitat: Ugalla, Tanzania
Jill Pruetz (Iowa State)
Tool use of Senegal chimpanzees
Roundtable discussion (moderated by Lynne Miller, Mira Costa College)
SCPRF Advisory Committee: Norm Rosen (SCPRF), Jim Moore (UCSD), John Bock (CSUF), Sara Johnson (CSUF), Lynne Miller (Mira Costa Community College)
Registration: Students with ID – $7.00; all others $12:00
To make sure there’s enough food, RSVP no later than Tuesday 21 April to Norm Rosen firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be having our meeting tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. in MH-428. We will be discussing our new cell phone recycling program, status of our spare change box drive as well as the Southern California Primate Research Forum. Hope to see you there!
The Primatology Student Association and Happy Hollow Zoo are teaming up to raise money for orangutans! If you have an old cell phone (broken or working!) that you are not sure what to do with, please consider donating it to us. 100% of the money raised will go directly to The Orangutan Conservancy to help protect these amazing animals. We will have a box beginning tomorrow (April 16th) in MH-426 which is the Anthropology office. If you would like to donate a phone but can’t seem to make it to the office just contact us and we will try to come to you when you are on campus.
If you would like to mail a phone or phones please send to
Department of Anthropology
Primatology Student Association
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6846 Fullerton, CA 92834-6846
A new population of Bornean orangutans has been found in a very remote section of the island. Researchers estimate that there could be 1000-2000 orangutans living in the area and are now trying to gain protection for the surrounding forest. In a time when the news is seemingly hopeless and depressing regarding the numbers of orangutans this is happy news indeed.
A new study that clearly suggests chimpanzee females are more likely to copulate with a male that has shared food with her in the past. The study claims the females have a sort of score keeping record and it may even be months before she copulates with the “sharing” male. The researchers say the reason the ‘sex for meat exchange’ has not been clearly shown in the past is because studies were looking for short term mating exchanges. They controlled for age and rank as well as females that males often came into contact with. Meat sharing is a widely discussed issue in the primate community so it is good to see studies making their way to mainstream media as it helps raise awareness for future studies and conservation.