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THE 

VISIBLE

APE
PROJECT

SCIENCE, DISSEMINATION & OUTREACH

The Visible Ape Project (VAP) is a digital collection of anatomical drawings, photographs, CT scans, MRIs and 3D reconstructions of apes, which were contributed by faculty, students, and researchers at several institutions across the globe.

 

VAP provides a platform to compare anatomical structures between different ape species as well as between apes and humans. VAP is useful to evolutionary biologists, anthropologists, veterinarians and comparative anatomists, as well as to students, professors and the broader public, bringing awareness of the remarkable similarities between ourselves and our closest living relatives - many of them in risk of extinction. Accordingly, our project includes dissemination and outreach activities particularly focused on minority/underprivileged communities in the U.S. and rural populations that in regions inhabited by apes, in Africa and Asia. If you have problems accessing VAP content or have any questions, please visit the 'Our Team' page.

The Visible Ape Project is funded by NSF grant #1856329.

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SPECIES

PROJECT CONTENT

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PARTNERS

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VAP proudly acknowledges and thanks our partners and funding sources: 

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ANATOMICAL VISUALIZATION TOOLS SCALED FOR BROWSERS AND MOBILE DEVICES

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The Visible Ape Project provides anatomically detailed representations of the ape body. Our goal is to make engaging visual tools widely accessible to the researchers, educators, and the public.