The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dr. Robert Schumaker, Great Ape Trust

For more than 20 years, Dr. Rob Shumaker has dedicated his life to the study of orangutans. The former coordinator of the Orangutan Language Project at the National Zoological Park (Smithsonian Institution), Shumaker's research continues to further our understanding of how species think and communicate. He was also a designer and researcher for the Park's innovative Think Tank exhibit."

Biographical Sketch

Quote-"Dr. Robert Shumaker joined Great Ape Trust as a scientist in 2003. Dr. Shumaker is an evolutionary biologist specializing in great ape cognition.

Formerly, Dr. Shumaker served as the Coordinator of the Orangutan Language Project (OLP) at the Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park. Dr. Shumaker was also one of the designers and authors of the Think Tank Exhibit at the National Zoological Park.

Dr. Shumaker is the author of numerous scientific papers and books, including his most recent book Primates in Question.

Dr. Shumaker serves as advisor to both the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation - Indonesia (BOS) and the Orangutan Conservancy.

Dr. Shumaker is a Fellow of Drake University and also an External Research Associate at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University.

Dr. Shumaker received a Ph.D. in biology from George Mason University."


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