One area of future interest is in how chimpanzees and gorillas coexist in these forests. This is the only place where there are habituated chimpanzees and gorillas in the same area. Interestingly we sometimes see chimpanzee juveniles play with juvenile gorillas. What we learn from apes living in an intact forest landscape that are undisturbed by humans is vital to our understanding of apes living outside protected areas. Another research opportunity is to better understand how natural and anthropogenic diseases impact wild apes. This research can have implications on human health particularly in areas where humans overlap with wild apes. If you have a population such as in the Goualougo that hasn’t been disturbed by humans, you can make comparisons, with other sites that have varying degrees of disturbance. Studies like this can inform the linkages between health, sociality, ecology, the impacts of responsible and sustainable logging, and how to work with stakeholders to help better protect populations that aren’t living in the national park. We are fortunate to have an international team of collaborators that lend expertise in areas such as epidemiology, genetics, viruses, and botany.