chimpanzees

Chimps in Captivity: The Great Ape Protection Act Fact Sheet

Karen is one of the estimated 1,000 chimpanzees used in biomedical research.

Chimp in Captivity: Jane Meets JoJo

 

In 1988, Jane Goodall met JoJo, a chimpanzee used for research into HIV/AIDS. (Photo:JGI)    

 

 

 

Prof

JGI videographer Bill Wallauer reflects on the first chimpanzee he encountered in Gombe, Prof, the musical chimp of Gombe.

Chimp Videographer Bill Wallauer

For 15 years, Bill Wallauer scrambled up and down the hills and valleys of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, camera in hand, filming the daily dramas of the world’s most famous chimpanzee society. Chimpanzee births, dominance displays, infanticide attempts, encounters with snakes, the mysterious waterfall and rain “dances” – he has seen all of this and more.

Displays

Male chimpanzees use displays of power to establish their position within the community.

 

Lost

A rite of passage, almost every young chimp gets lost from their mother at some point during their exploration.

 

Termite Fishing

An example of tool use, chimpanzees use sticks as fishing rods to catch termites from their mounds.
 

Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou

Meet Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou, four orphan chimpanzees starting their new lives at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.

 
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Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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