Golden monkey update

Posted on 5th October 2017

Susan Wiper, a PhD student supervised by Dr Alison Fletcher and Dr Chrissy Stanley, is currently working with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to study endangered golden monkeys in Rwanda. Birthing season is now in full swing!

Part of Sue's PhD work is to investigate maternal behaviour in the golden monkey, a species whose population is thought to be declining and about which we so far know very little. The group she is currently observing, the Kabatwa group in Rwanda, mated between March and May, so babies started to appear during September/October. 

You can read more about what Sue is currently observing here, where you can also watch her video of a young baby being handled by her older sister.