chimpanzees

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.

 

Titan

Mischievous Titan's craving for attention makes him a menace in the community.

Titan's Dirt Dance

 

Titan shows that human children aren't the only ones who like to play in the dirt.

How do researchers name baby chimpanzees?

 

Anna Mosser, JGI's Director of Field Research in Gombe, explains the process of naming Gombe's newest residents.

Chimp Calls

Like humans, chimpanzees communicate in many ways. They can communicate a message in the way they hold their bodies or reach out to each other. They can communicate in the faces they make, and in how they touch each other. And, of course they communicate through sounds and calls.

Gaia

Gaia has always had a strong maternal instinct, helping her mother Gremlin in raising the twins. Now Gaia is ready to have a child of her own.

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