JGI Chimpanzee Blog

News and anecdotes about chimpanzees

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit

When not filming in the field, Bill Wallauer, the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) wildlife cameraman and research videographer, speaks with a variety of audiences about JGI and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, JGI's environmental and humanitarian youth program.  Below, Bill recalls a lecture he gave last fall at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit.

 

Great Wildlife in Our Own Backyards

Interested in meeting JGI's Bill Wallauer and learning more about rare birds?  Travel with the Jane Goodall Institute, Bill Wallauer and acclaimed natural history writer Scott Weidensaull to witness the largest concentration of sandhilll cranes!  This extraordinary adventure in Kearney, Nebraska, takes place

Gombe's Oldest Chimpanzee

 

Bathing Beauties!

 

A Feast to Behold

By Jenny Desmond

 

Chimpanzees eat a lot!

 

147 chimpanzees eat more than 1,250 pounds of food each day!  Every day, Tchimpounga’s residents require 1,110 pounds of fruits and vegetables, 80 pounds of soya, 55 pounds of rice, 7 pounds of powdered milk, and at least one can of baby formula and cereal.  

 

Termite Fishing at Gombe

It is the beginning of the termite fishing season at Gombe National Park.  During this season, chimpanzees spend a considerable amount of time searching and extracting termites from mounds.  Termites are small, nutritious insects.  However, due to the insect’s small size, termite fishing requires patience and hard work.

 

Another Foodie Blog Entry

Latin Name: Vitex fischeri

Local Name:  Mpapa

 

Mpapa trees grow in the valleys and lower slopes of Gombe National Park in Tanzania. The trees are tall, up to 70 feet high, and typically possess one straight trunk. The fruiting season usually takes place between late March and the end of April. During a good year, mpapa is one of the most important chimpanzee foods.

 

Tchimpounga's Latest Arrival

JGI Rescues Alex, A Young Orphaned Chimpanzee

On July 28, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Debby Cox was shopping in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, when she received a call about a baby chimpanzee who had been confiscated by authorities and brought to the local Ministry of Water and Forest.  Debby picked up the chimpanzee and brought him immediately to JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

Tension at Gombe

In his latest blog entry, Dr. Deus Mjungu, Gombe Stream Research Center’s director of chimpanzee research, writes of tracking two chimpanzees at Gombe National Park.

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