December 4-6, 2022

Kyoto City Zoo
December 4-6, 2022

December 12-14, 2021

To Be Determined
UPDATED: Kyoto City Zoo
December 12-14, 2021
How to Apply
The deadline for the application has now passed. If you are intersted in joining the course, please contact Professor Satoshi Hirata. The deadline for accepting applications is October 13, 2021.

March 15-17, 2017


November 14-17, 2016


November 24-27, 20152015/11/24- 2015/11/27

Students learn about animal welfare in captive animals. They will engage in activities for environmental enrichment, feeding enrichment, and cognitive enrichment. They will also learn basics of behavioral observation and comparative cognitive science which are needed in practicing and evaluating those enrichment activities.
November 24-27, 2015

June 17 - 20, 2014* Conducted as Comparative Cognitive Science Course in 2014.

・Individual identification of chimpanzees/bonobos
・Naturalistic observation of chimpanzees/bonobos
・Recording of behaviors on notebook and transcription

Eye-tracking experiment
・Demo experiment: each student taking turns as subject and experimenter
・Observation of eye-tracking experiment with chimpanzees

Touch panel task
・Observation of touch panel task with bonobos and chimpanzees
・Set up of touch panel equipment
・Operation of touch panels

Enrichment activities in the enclosure
・Placement of banboo trees in a chimpanzee enclosure
・Cleaning of a stream in a chimpanzee enclosure
・Planting banana trees
June 17 - 20, 2014