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. 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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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. 

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

For inquiries or contributions please send us an email at: visibleapeproject@gmail.com