JGI Chimpanzee Blog

News and anecdotes about chimpanzees

Playful Mbebo

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, 

Ticklish Lemba

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, 

Hungry Mbebo

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, 

Naughty Lemba

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, Chimpanzee

Affectionate Mambou

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, Chimpanzee, we wanted to give you a daily glimpse into the lives of some of the youngest residents at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

Meet Lemba

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, Chimpanzee, we wanted to give you a daily glimpse into the lives of some of the youngest residents at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

Meet Mbebo

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, Chimpanzee, we wanted to give you a daily glimpse into the lives of some of the youngest residents at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

Meet Mambou

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, Chimpanzee, we wanted to give you a daily glimpse into the lives of some of the youngest residents at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo. 

Group Dynamics at Gombe

Chimpanzees live in a fission-fusion society whereby members of a community can freely join or leave a group at any time. Food normally dictates whether individuals join or avoid a group. When availability of food is low, chimpanzees, especially females with their dependents, tend to avoid groups.

Romance at Gombe

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, JGI’s Deus Mjungu reports on the Gombe chimpanzees’ latest romantic escapades.

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