Anthropologists’ Research on Zoo-Housed Gorillas Recognized

January 11, 2017
Ashley Edes with a gibbon


Ashley Edes, graduate student, anthropology, is lead author of a new study on stress and health among zoo-housed gorillas in the U.S. Edes and co-author Doug Crews, professor of anthropology, focused their study on 27 gorillas housed at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium between 1956 and 2014. The study is published in the International Journal of Primatology and Zoo Biology. For her work on the health, behavior and welfare of zoo-housed gorillas at the Columbus Zoo, Edes received the 2016 ASP Primate Welfare Award from the American Society of Primatologists.