Publications & Resources

Important resources for positive change

Here are some important resource links, educational books and articles related to primates, animal ethics, environmental conservation, wildlife conservation and rescue. These are listed in no particular order. We hope you find them helpful.

Fauna Foundation is not responsible for the content or views expressed on third party websites. If you believe your organization has goals in common with us and might be a candidate for cross-linking on this page, please contact us.

Books & Articles

The Chimpanzee Chronicles, by D. Rosen (Ed.), 2020

A Home Away from Home: True Stories of Wild Animal Sanctuaries, by Nicholas Read, 2020

Chimpanzee Behavior: Recent Understandings from Captivity and the Forest, by Mary Lee Jensvold (Ed.), 2019

Chimps of Fauna, by Andrew Westoll, 2012

Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins, by Maddalena Bearzi, 2010

Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals, by Steven Wise, 2000

Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees, by Roger Fouts, 1998


Tribute to Jerom & Tom, by Rachel Weiss, 2014

Tribute to Former Research Chimps, Jerom & Tom, by Rachel Weiss, 2010

Tribute to Jerom, by Rachel Weiss, 1997

Making Bird Houses with Unused Material at Home


First Signs of Washoe – This documentary contains the two-part WGBH video that describes the cross-fostering project with Tatu and other cross-fostered chimpanzees, including Washoe. NOTE: This is a two-part video. After watching the first segment (28:20 min.), hit the “next” arrow to play the second segment (31:11 min.).

Chimpanzee Behavioral Taxonomy – This collaborative production describes chimpanzee behavioral contexts and their meanings.

On Their Own Terms: Caring for Chimpanzees – by Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute and Friends of Washoe. By improving the quality of chimpanzee / caregiver relationships, we also increase welfare. This video demonstrates ways to do this.

The Sameness Approach, (Dir. Bonnie Whitehall, Digital 4:30, 2020) – an independent film short with consideration for zoos.

Local Montreal Wildlife Rescue

Fauna does not accept injured wild animals. If you live in the Montreal area and are looking for resources to help with an animal in need of care, please try these organizations:

Urban Animal Advocates – (514) 366‑9965

The Montreal SPCA – (514) 735‑2711

The Ecomuseum – (514) 457‑9449

SOS Miss Dolittle