chimpanzees

Nesting

Chimpanzees also need beds to sleep in. Every evening chimps will build a new tree nest to settle in for the night.

Sibling Rivalry

When baby chimps are born, older siblings often have a hard time losing their mother's attention.

Chimp Patrol

Male chimpanzees silently work together to patrol and protect their territory.

Finding Chimps

Even after 15 years of following chimps, JGI videographer Bill Wallauer still has a hard time keeping up with them and has to use the tricks he has learned to find them.

Alamogordo Chimpanzee Move Postponed

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has confirmed that an aging colony of former research chimpanzees will not be returned to biomedical research for the time being. The 186 chimpanzees, which have lived free from invasive research for the past ten years while housed at a facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico, were to be moved this year to an active biomedical research laboratory in San Antonio, Texas.

Waterfall Displays

Chimpanzees at Gombe National Park in Tanzania often become animated during rainstorms and around waterfalls.

Make A Difference

From Oct. 16 to Nov. 30, 2010 the Jane Goodall Institute will be showing this 15 second ad on the CBS "Super Screen" in Times Square. Make a difference today and help us protect wild chimpanzees.

Fifi

A curious two year old when Dr. Jane Goodall started her research at Gombe, Fifi grew up to become a strong female and a very successful mother.

Jane's Journal: Excerpt from July 14, 1960

14th July 1960

“We really did manage to get off today. We woke at dawn ... Left about 9 and arrived about 11. The fisherman were all along the beaches frying their dagga fish. It looked as though patches of sand had been whitewashed. Above, the mountains rose up steeply behind the beaches. The slopes were thickly covered with accacia and other trees -Miombo woodland? Every so often a stream cascaded down the vallys between the ridges, with its thick fringe of forest -the home of the chimps.

Jane's first big discovery: chimps eat meat

At 7:40 a.m. on October 30, sitting on her Peak, Jane heard a wild commotion in the treetops below her. She heard some "angry little screams," and finally saw 1 of 3 chimpanzees grasping something pink. Two bushpigs ran around the base of the tree, and chased a smaller chimpanzee up it. Baboons tried to get close, snarling and skirmishing with the chimps. Eventually the chimp with the coveted goods moved out onto a high, bare branch and Jane could see he was holding a piece of carcass.

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