chimpanzees

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.

'Discover' Article: "AIDS And The Virtues of Slow-Cooked Science"

“...[O]nly the slow-cooked science pioneered by Jane Goodall allowed scientists to discover one of the most fundamental facts about a virus that has become one of the most devastating scourges humanity has faced in modern history. Slow-cooked science may provide more clues in the future–but only if its value is recognized, and only if chimpanzees can survive SIV and all the other threats to their survival these days.”

Chimpanzee Facts

Chimpanzees are one of four types of “great ape.” The great apes are: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans.

Wild chimpanzees only live in Africa.

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