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The fascinating and moving story of Dr. Miles and Chantek is told in “They Call Him Chantek” a documentary film produced by Jane-Marie Franklyn, and filmed by Emmy Award winning cameraman John Dave. Watch Animal Planet. The premiere showing is on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 9 p.m. Check your local listings for later viewing times throughout the month.




Chantek and Dr. Miles will also soon be seen on A & E cable network in Summer 2000, so check here for updates. Dr. H. Lyn Miles & Chantek can also be seen on video in “Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales” available on video rental.






Parker, S. T., Mitchell, R. W., & Miles, H. L. (Eds.). (1999). The mentality of gorillas and orangutans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Miles, H. L. (1997). Anthropomorphism, apes and language. In R. W. Mitchell, N. S. Thompson, & H. L. Miles (Eds.), Anthropomorphism, anecdotes, and animals, pp. 383-404. Albany, NY: State University of New York.


Miles, H. L., Mitchell, R. W., & Harper, S. E. (1996). Simon says: The development of imitation in a signing orangutan. In A. Russon, K. Bard, & S. Parker (Eds.), Reaching into thought: The minds of the great apes (pp. 521-562). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Miles, H. L. (1994). ME CHANTEK: The development of self-awareness in a signing orangutan. In S. Parker, R. Mitchell, & M. Boccia (Eds.), Self-awareness in monkeys and apes: Developmental Perspectives (pp. 254-272). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Miles, H. L., & Harper, S. E. (1994). "Ape language" studies and the study of human language origins. In D. Quiatt, & J. Itani (Eds.), Hominid culture in primate perspective (pp. 253-278). Denver, CO: University Press of Colorado.


Miles, H. L. (1993). Language and the orangutan: The old 'person' of the forest. In P. Cavalieri, & P. Singer (Eds.), The great ape project: Equality beyond humanity (pp. 42-57). London: Fourth Estate.


Miles, H. L. (1990). The cognitive foundations for reference in a signing orangutan. In S. T. Parker, & K. R. Gibson (Eds.), "Language" and intelligence in monkeys and apes: Comparative developmental perspectives (pp. 511-539). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Paperback edition, 1994. Cambridge University Press.]


Miles, H. L. (1986). How can I tell a lie? Apes, language and the problem of deception. In R. W. Mitchell, & N. S. Thompson (Eds.), Deception: Perspectives on human  and nonhuman deceit (pp. 245-266). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.


Miles, H. L. (1983). Apes and language: The search for communicative competence. In J. de Luce, & H. T. Wilder (Eds.), Language in primates: Perspectives and implications (pp. 43-61). New York: Springer-Verlag.