About these videos

These videos provide an historical perspective of ape language research. Commentary by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh.



Sherman and Austin
This footage of Sherman and Austin was taken during 1977, 78 and 79
In 1979, Terrace attributed Nim's language ability to imitation.  An inside look at a typical training session tells us why.
This documentary was filmed by NHK television, Japan’s government-owned television network
Bonobo People
This video, made in 1995, illustrates the bonobo group as it existed in Atlanta, Georgia.  It addresses the issue of differential rearing of the bonobos and the relationship of rearing to the acquisition of human cultural capacities.