chimpanzees

Staff Spotlight: Emmanuel Mtiti - Program Director, the Jane Goodall Institute-Tanzania

Tanzanian Emmanuel Mtiti is director of the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Landscape-Scale Community-Centered Conservation Program in the Gombe-Masito-Ugalla area of western Tanzania. An experienced and knowledgeable program manager, Mtiti has successfully directed and managed a wide range of projects focused on natural resource management, conservation and health.

A New Baby for Glitter

During Glitter’s first week with her new baby (born May 30, 2012), she was quite elusive, hiding with her newborn and avoiding encounters with other chimps, particularly her mother, Gremlin.  It normally takes time before a female chimpanzee fully introduces her baby into community life.  Glitter, however, was nervous and unwilling to trust other chimps, seemingly an effect of having lost her first baby to her mother.  Now that she is getting more comfortable with her mother and the other chimps, we have been enjoying the newest addition to the G-Family.  The baby

Foraging Frodo

JGI’s Deus Mjungu reports on the Gombe chimpanzees’ latest adventures.

The chimpanzee diet includes a great deal of fruit. For the past two months, however, the fruit supply in the Kasekela chimpanzees' range has been far from plentiful. As a result, the chimpanzees are traveling in small groups or on their own to minimize competition for food.

Romance at Gombe

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

Conservation and Animal Welfare Groups Submit Comments Urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Increase Protections for Chimpanzees

 

Conservation and Animal Welfare Groups Submit Comments Urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Increase Protections for Chimpanzees

More than 50,000 people join numerous experts in voicing support

Gombe's Oldest Chimpanzee

 

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.  

 

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.

 

Weapons

An example of tool use, chimpanzees use rocks and sticks as weapons to intimidate and fend off others.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.