JGI Chimpanzee Blog
Welcome to the newsest Jane Goodall Institute blog. Check back daily for a round-up of the most important and fascinating news about chimpanzees and other great apes. If you know of interesting chimp news, send it here.
Each year since 2009, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has gathered Disney enthusiasts to experience, "all the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment at the Anaheim Convention Center. This year at D23, a Disneynature exhibit highlights the impacts of their support to wildlife conservation around the globe and their efforts to draw the attention of families everywhere to the wonders of nature and the importance of protecting it.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has been working to ready three islands in the Kouilou River for the transfer of 100 chimpanzees currently living at Tchimpounga. On these islands, chimpanzees live in a much more natural, forested environment while still receiving care from Tchimpounga staff.
After over 50 years of studying wild chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania, as well as 20 years worth of research at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Congo, scientists continue to discover new and exciting facts about our closest living relatives. In this recent science roundup, we share some of the more exciting discoveries from the past few months.