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News Service

News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

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Contact:

Mike Ferlazzo, News Service, (515) 294-8986, ferlazzo@iastate.edu

Pruetz on national TV Feb. 18-19

ISU primatologist Jill Pruetz and her discovery that chimpanzees hunt with tools will be featured twice on national TV.

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  • On Monday, Feb. 18, Pruetz will appear on the Today show, which begins at 7 a.m. on NBC.
  • Pruetz' work also will be part of a Nova documentary "Ape Genius," airing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, on PBS.

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National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Pruetz has been selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer for 2008, in part for her world renowned research on savanna chimpanzees in Senegal.