Publisher description for Kanzi : the ape at the brink of the human mind / Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Roger Lewin.


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Counter "Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind."--The New York Times Book Review The remarkable story of the "talking" ape who is proving animals can think Though he cannot physically speak, Kanzi understands an impressive amount of spoken English and communicates by punching symbols on a special keyboard. This book tells Kanzi's incredible story and explores its intriguing ramifications. SUE SAVAGE-RUMBAUGH (Decatur, Georgia) is one of the world's leading ape-language researchers. ROGER LEWIN (Cambridge, Massachusetts) is the author of 12 books, including co-authorship of the best-selling Origins with Richard Leakey.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Kanzi (Bonobo)Bonobo Psychology, Chimpanzees Psychology, Learning in animals, Animal communication