BirthdayJune 8, 1943
BirthplaceSacramento, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Roger Fouts

    Full name: Roger Fouts
    Also known as: Roger Fouts, Fouts, Roger
    Professions: American primate researcher

  2. Roger Fouts Known for

    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), Project X (1987), Ed (1996), Born to Be Wild (1995)

  3. Roger Fouts Biography

    Roger S. Fouts (born June 8, 1943) is an American primate researcher. He is co-director of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI) in Washington, and a professor of psychology at the Central Washington University. He is best known for his role in teaching Washoe the chimpanzee to communicate using a set of signs taken from American sign language.Fouts is an animal rights advocate, citing the New Zealand Animal Welfare Act as a model for legal rights for the Great Apes (Hominidae), and campaigning with British primatologist Jane Goodall for improved conditions for chimpanzees. He has written on animal law and on the ethics of animal testing. He is also an adviser to the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.He is married to Deborah Fouts, who is also co-director of CHCI.

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