All Kinds of Creatures

Who Knew? Chimps Sing “HU.”

Who Knew? Chimps Sing “HU.”

By Steve Runfeldt, Minnesota

During my first phase of graduate school, I studied how bonobos communicate and vocalize. They are cousins of chimpanzees. My graduate-school professor, an expert on animal communication, had worked with renowned scientist and author Jane Goodall in the past. Dr. Goodall researched the similarities in behavior between animals and people. I’ve discovered a fascinating spiritual link between chimps and humans.